CS:GO trading site hacked in order to steal $6 million in skins
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is the fourth version of the massively popular multiplayer first-person shooter that went free-to-play in 2018.
It facilitates a thriving virtual economy by providing weapon skins of varying rarity and desirability.
CS.MONEY is one of the most extensive trading sites of its kind, with 1,696 unique skins for 53 weapons and a total asset value of $16,500,000.
The platform is still working to restore its services and has entered the third day of its extended outage, while affected users have yet to recover their stolen items.
A group of hackers hacked CS:MONEY and stole $6,000,000 in skins from its trading platform.
First, the threat actors took control of 100 bot accounts containing the service’s skins and syphoned approximately a thousand transactions that syphoned the items to their own accounts.
Then they carried out random transactions, dropping items to ordinary users, well-known traders, and bloggers who had nothing to do with the attack.