Hackers pose a great threat to the holders of digital currencies. According to blockchain firm PeckShield, last year, cybercriminals stole a total of $3.4 billion in cryptocurrencies.
Chainalysis experts have also found that North Korean hackers stole $1.7 billion in virtual assets in 2022.
DeFi protocols have been the hardest hit. 82% of funds were stolen from the decentralized finance market.
The hackers were most active in March and October: during these months they stole $732.4 million and $775.7 million, respectively. Compared to 2021, the amount of funds stolen by Korean cyber groups increased by 73.3%.