Algo Capital lost about $ 2 million in cryptocurrencies after hacking CTO phone

Investment company Algo Capital has announced the loss of USDT stablecoins and ALGO tokens in the amount of $ 1 million to $ 2 million. Hackers were able to steal cryptocurrencies by hacking the phone of the company’s technical director.

“Yes, we have a cryptocurrency leak. We have already informed all Algo Capital partners and are keeping them informed about the incident.”

Emphasized the CEO of the company David Garcia (David Garcia).

Details of hacking are not disclosed. However, it is known that attackers gained access to the telephone of the company’s technical director, Pablo Yabo. After the incident, Yabo announced his resignation from the post of technical director and his intention to recover the losses of the company.

“I take responsibility for this and personally cover most of the losses. The rest will be covered by the main partners of Algo Capital. I decided to resign and focus on I love developing tools and programs that increase the adoption of the blockchain,”

he said.

Note that the investment company AlgoCapital is independent of the Algorand Foundation and Algorand LLC. Which are developing the Algorand blockchain. In late August, the company raised more than $ 200 million to open its own venture capital fund Algo VC Fund.

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