The $612 million hacker is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame while returning the crypto stolen in DeFi’s largest-ever theft.
“As our communication with Mr. White Hat is going on, the remaining user assets on Ethereum are gradually transferred to the multisig wallet (0x34D6B21D7B773225A102b382815e00Ad876E23C2) requested by Mr. White Hat,” Poly Network added at 2:03 p.m. UTC.
While reaching out to the crypto community for help tracking the hacker as soon as it learned of the August 10 hack, Poly Network also reached out to them directly.
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And, he added, he “chose to ignore shit coins” so that their prices didn’t crash “to zero.”
Specifically, he noted: "When spotting the bug, I had a mixed feeling. Ask yourself what to do had you facing so much fortune. Asking the project team politely so that they can fix it? Anyone could be the traitor given one billion. I can trust nobody! The only solution I can come up with is saving it in a trusted account.”
Besides that, Mr. White Hat also said he had “always” planned to return the funds, saying “I am _not_ very interested in money!”
He also justified his actions by saying he’d forced Poly Network to make the bug he’d used public, and that he’d taught them a lesson: “The pains they have suffered is temporary but memorable.”
And crypto being crypto, Mr. White Hat also asked for donations, setting up a wallet for the purpose.