European crypto exchange ETERBASE hacked, lost more than $5 million from its 'hot' wallets

Little-known European crypto exchange ETERBASE suffered a hack Monday night and lost several cryptocurrencies from its “hot” wallets.

Announcing the news on Tuesday, ETERBASE said six of its addresses, tied to bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH)/ ERC-20 tokens, XRP, Tron (TRX), Tezos (XTZ), and Algorand (ALGO), have been compromised. The exchange did not reveal the amount lost during the hack, but it is more than $5 million, according to The Block Research.

Source: ETERBASE, The Block Research

The ETH/ ERC-20 tokens address lost the most funds, around $3.9 million, followed by the XTZ address, losing about $471,000.

ETERBASE said it has contacted “all centralized exchanges that might be receiving these illicit funds.” In the meantime, the exchange is in maintenance mode.

After the publication of this story, ETERBASE told The Block that it has reported the hack to law enforcement. "We want to assure our clients that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the amount of their deposit does not suffer any damage as a result of a hacker attack."