Ian Balina Hacked – Loses $1 Million

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One of the most respected cryptocurrency influencers Ian Balina has been hacked for over 1 million dollars, and he’s not happy about it. He explains how he thinks it happened:

“This is how I think I got hacked. My college email was listed as a recovery email to my Gmail. I remember getting an email about it being compromised, and tried to follow up with my college security to get it resolved, but wasn’t able to get it handled in fast manner and gave up on it thinking it was just an old email.”

Balina kept his private keys encrypted and password protected in Evernote – both his Evernote and email were hacked through friends email. He explains further:

“I kept text versions of my private keys stored in my Evernote, as encrypted text files with passwords. I think they hacked my email using my college email, and then hacked my Evernote.”

Balina said he is doing his absolute best to catch the slimy hacker, giving community Ether wallet addresses where stolen funds ended up.

“Hey Crypto Family, I need you now more than ever. I had to end today’s live stream abruptly because I am being hacked. I need your help tracking the funds being sent off from these Ether wallet addresses.”

Following 3 wallets belong to hacker:

https://etherscan.io/address/0x2b353bff3b33dc8314e7757cb3d7415016044c98#tokentxns

https://etherscan.io/address/0x20f2ce82c28b726930a9b476503df7b814335642#tokentxns

https://etherscan.io/address/0x518880545a0182f77be334790af35bfdcca9c239#tokentxns

This is yet another example how to not treat your cryptocurrency funds, how to not store your private keys. Ian Balina should know better, but we still hope he gets his funds back!

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