Kraken Exchange CSO Nick Percoco tweeted just an hour ago in response to Mario Nawfal that the Kraken team knows the identity of the user who hacked FTX.
We know our users’ identities.
— Nick Percoco (@c7five) November 12, 2022
“Hackers are very likely inexperienced insiders,” tweeted Mario Nawfal, founder and CEO of IBCgroup.io.
Regional joint efforts
Long-established YouTuber and crypto/NFT advocate Satoshi Stacker also weighed in on the situation, explaining that “FTX ‘hackers’ funded TRX wallets from Kraken.
FTX “hackers” funded TRX wallets from Kraken.
The same wallet that holds the stolen funds.
This means the Kraken must have enough information to track this individual/individual along with the law.
If it’s Sam, this basically doesn’t bother him.
— Satoshi Stacker (@StackerSatoshi) November 12, 2022
Know-Your-Customer (KYC) details were clearly enough for the Kraken team to identify the user, as they used Kraken throughout the hack to offload the stolen funds.
just keep digging
Dyma Budorin, CEO and co-founder of Hacken.io, applauded just.money founder Tobias Silver’s FTX Tron account details.
Budrin judged to be a ‘traitor’ [the FTX] As a result of hacker incompetence, ‘Rug Pull/Exit Fraud’ has occurred.
TLDR: Insiders are behind it @FTX_Official rug pull/exit scam
— Dima Budrin 🇺🇦 (@buda_kyiv) November 12, 2022
Kraken may now work with law enforcement to track identified individuals.
More will happen as the story unfolds.