Well-known cryptocurrency reviewer, Ian Balina lost $2 million in a cryptocurrency hack but not everyone believes him.
In the middle of Balina’s Youtube livestream, he received a message asking if he knows that somebody transferred all of his tokens from his account hen later on he wrote on Telegram and posted a Tweet.
Crypto Family, I need you now more than ever. I ended today’s live stream b/c I am being hacked. I’m not worried about the money. I learned my lesson. I only care about catching the hacker. Please email any information to email@example.com. Thank you all the support. $ETH $BTC
— Ian Balina (@DiaryofaMadeMan) April 16, 2018
After this tweet, he wrote again on Telegram but also deleted it after.
The message said: “This is how I think I got hacked. My college email was listed as a recovery email to my Gmail. I remember getting an email about it being compromised, and tried to follow up with my college security to get it resolved, but wasn’t able to get it handled in fast manner and gave up on it thinking it was just an old email.
I kept text versions of my private keys stored in my Evernote, as encrypted text files with passwords. I think they hacked my email using my college email, and then hacked my Evernote.”
Still, after writing these messages, some people from the cryptocurrency community didn’t believe him.
Some think that Balina’s explanation didn’t make sense because Evernote’s system requires a decent amount of security checks before logging in.
Charlie Shrem, one of the earliest Bitcoin millionaires, found Balina’s statement fishy and he said, “So he moved all the tokens and ether into 1 account last week and that’s the account that got hacked?”
Balina, then, posted a Tweet once again saying that the hack is now a criminal investigation.
This is BS as well. Please stop. Because this hack is now a current criminal investigation, law enforcement have requested to keep some information private. https://t.co/kohLZ7OAs8
— Ian Balina (@DiaryofaMadeMan) April 17, 2018