Hacker steals $950,000 from crypto vanity address

A hacker has stolen $950,000 in ether from a crypto wallet through a vanity address.

The exploited vanity address is the same that was linked to an attack on trading firm Wintermute last week.

The hacker stole 732 ETH on Sept. 25, The Block reports.

The hacker sent the stolen ETH directly to the sanctioned cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash, on-chain data from PeckShield shows.

The Block reports that the hack was made possible due to the recent vanity address weakness that was picked up on GitHub in January.

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