Skin site CS Money had more than US$6 million in stolen items, which is equivalent to approximately $31 million at the current price. Counter-Strike: The attack on the website known around the world by the Global Offensive Community was reported last Saturday and servers have been down since then. More than 20,000 articles were transferred from users to the accounts of hackers responsible for the scam.
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The site, used by players to buy and exchange customized items, claimed on social media that criminals had access to mobile authentication files, which were used to verify players’ identities. As a result, over 100 accounts were affected and nearly a thousand transactions were made to transfer skins to the hackers’ profiles. The loss is equivalent to about a third of the total assets available on the platform.
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Stolen items were sent to other registries, and sold or traded on CS Money and other in-game markets. The server administration has filed several complaints about suspicious sales from users and is working to block and recover articles. CS Money is offering a reward of $100,000 to anyone who helps provide information about criminals.
– Everyone already knows that on the night of August 13, the CS Money service was hacked, with mobile authentication files tampered with, in which hackers stole millions of skins, including user items. Undoubtedly, the case is a big, but costly, lesson. As they say, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. We are now offering $100,000 in support of understanding how custodians access our mobile authentication files. After verifying the information, we will share it with other companies with whom we share markets. If you have the information we need, please contact us via email with the name of Nietzsche’s famous quote – [email protected] – said the people responsible for CS Money.
The platform remains offline, with no return forecast. CS Money says it is working on restoring services and refunding users. Valve, the game’s developer and responsible for the Steam platform, has not commented on the matter.