In the second-biggest crypto heist yet, hackers steal more than $500 million from Axie Infinity game network

In the second-biggest crypto heist yet, hackers steal more than $500 million from Axie Infinity game network

A cryptocurrency startup that operates a popular online game called “Axie Infinity” said Tuesday that hackers stole more than $500 million worth of cryptocurrency.

“Axie Infinity” publisher Sky Mavis Ltd. said on March 23, hackers infiltrated a part of its Ronin Network, which the game runs on. The infiltrators got access to accounts holding cryptocurrencies and drained 173,600 ether and 25.5 million of the stablecoin USDC.

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