The U.S. government is circulating a questionnaire for EtherDelta hack victims

May 21, 2021 | The Block News | 0 comments


The U.S. Attorney General and Secret Service have put out a request for information from victims of the 2017 EtherDelta hack. 

The U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California indicted Elliot Gunton and Anthony Tyler Nashatka for the hack in August of 2019. The two allegedly modified the Ethereum-based exchange’s domain name system to redirect users to a fake website resembling the real platform.

The fake platform allowed the two to obtain user information, including address and private keys. Gunton and Nashatka allegedly used this information to withdraw funds from user accounts.

The scheme defrauded victims of at least $1.4 million in cryptocurrency, according to the Department of Justice. Consequently, Nashatka and Gunton were charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft among other charges.

Now, the DOJ wants to hear from victims. It’s circulating a questionnaire for those who sustained losses as a result of the hack. Users of EtherDelta between Dec. 19, 2017 and Dec. 21, 2017 who “may have later suffered losses as a result of the scheme” are invited to fill out the form. Those who have questions or concerns related to their EtherDelta account can also fill out the form. 

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