CoinEx hot wallets appear to be drained of nearly $28 million in crypto

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  • Hot wallets associated with the crypto exchange CoinEx was drained of cryptocurrency Tuesday. 
  • CoinEx lost 4,946 ETH and 354,762 TRX in what appears to be an ongoing drain.

Crypto exchange CoinEx appeared to be suffering an exploit Tuesday that drained four of hot wallets of nearly $28 million in cryptocurrency, according to on chain data

"Hi @coinexcom, suspicious outflow of large funds from #coinex hot wallets," blockchain security firm PeckShield wrote on X.

The exploit appears to have effected wallets with 4,946 ETH and 354,762 TRX thus far. 

The drain appears to be ongoing. CoinEx did not immediately respond to The Block's request for comment. 

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