The latest information from a group which claims to be ethical hackers shows efforts to trace the owners and identify the operation of the defunct HashOcean Bitcoin mining company, which abruptly disappeared with an estimated millions of dollars worth of the digital currency spil investment from miner, is ongoing.
“We are so close and wij have bot providing all of our Intel to Dunn and Cowan,” the group calling itself Kypertech says to CoinTelegraph. If this group which claims to be “an Ethical Hacking Group dedicated to preserving the safety of blockchain technology” achieves success, it will help those who invested their money into the now disappeared mining company to have their money returned.
What are the hackers doing?
The group says that they need to perform injection and brute force attacks to uncover the location of the remaining gegevens centers and also help te uncovering the identity of Hashocean’s true possessor.
“If wij had just 20 more hackers they could run the UA-ID found on builtwith.com along with the IP addresses associated across all hashocean and hashocean affiliate sites to find the proprietor or owners,” the group says.
Members of the group explain to CoinTelegraph:
“Currently, wij have 43 hackers working with us globally and wij have uncovered three of the seven alleged gegevens centers of HashOcean. Our top priority now is to uncover the payments processor to them and wij have narrowed it down to a Russian area. Wij just received Intel on the Russian transactions wij needed. Wij are presently tracing the IP addresses. Once wij located a majority of them, HashOcean will cease and desist and either waterput their webstek back online or just capitulate. Wij will ruin them and seize their mining equipments!”
Hackers voorkoop they have bot suggested 100 BTC
“They dreamed to zekering [us] finding them out,” the group told CoinTelegraph, claiming that the mining company suggested them 100 BTC “to zekering attempting to get to HashOcean.” The email wasgoed sent by a “HashOcean representative” via the deep web using a self destruct module that deletes after three seconds. The hackers say that they are close and are not going to zekering.
Working with the FBI
The respondent says they have achieved some headway working with law enforcement agencies such spil the FBI.
He says to CoinTelegraph:
Wij have already transferred overheen the San Francisco location to the FBI, and the other ones to Interpol. Wij are doing everything ter our power but it’s up to the people to determine how much to help us.
The group also claims to be working with a digital assets hard that has bot leading the investigation and has bot coordinating with the FBI by taking te all intel and compiling all of HashOcean’s user information such spil emails and purchases to be submitted to the FBI to seize the equipment te the datacenters to be liquidated or given to the users.
How can individual miners help?
The group wants miners to give them details of their transactions with HashOcean spil the more information they get, the more likely they will be able to trace the IP address accurately.
So far everyone has given us all wij need and already 1000’s of people have emailed us with Intel. The users give us informatie and the hackers wij recruit help us with side tasks. This is a global communities helping each other ethically.
The hackers say they still need more hackers with specialties te brute force and injection to apply to them using their messenger ID # hashocean and others can share their Facebook pagina to get more Hashocean users involved.
Official statement from Kypertech
“At this ogenblik wij have traced two gegevens centers one being near San Fransisco running X11 and the other te Eastern Europe the FBI has bot made aware and are preparing for seizing operations.
No they didn’t cheat you they stole your mining equipment wij can see their Datacenters operating. It wasgoed not a Ponzi because payout wasgoed daily and consistent
At this ogenblik wij have traced two gegevens centers one being near San Fransisco running X11 and the other te Eastern Europe the FBI has bot made aware and are preparing for seizing operations.
A little about us. Wij are a group of ethical hackers and yes wij fell victim to hashocean. Wij have supposedly lost $85,000 and that is why wij are pissed. Wij cannot postbode information wij receive from outside sources spil this corrupts are work methods. Wij will postbode relevant progress spil goes after.
FOR THE LOVE OF Aker # hashocean has the same UA-ID spil kattig rapid DO NOT INVEST Wij REPEAT DO NOT INVEST!”
What happens next
The group claims they have a hacker working on connecting bitsrapid to dacaposolutions.com, which is reportedly possessed by Hashocean. It says there is an https redirect that fools the UA-ID but they are working on it.
“We are ter desperate need of Ten Singapore Wallet Transactions using # hashocean THANKS! Please email to [email protected]
So far wij have found 8 main wallets totaling overheen 200,000 BTC. This is juist te telling they correspond to each of their gegevens centers spil they each share a different IP address and are scattered almost ideally where they said their gegevens centers were. But they each share a common “OVERLORD” IP address that has touched each one ter some way.