The hacker behind one of the largest cryptocurrency theft reported some day back have returned $269m almost half of the $600m stolen.

Recall that the affected firm, Poly Network had on Tuesday written a letter on Twitter requesting the hacker to get in touch “to work out a solution”.

The hacker on Wednesday posted messages pledging to return funds and claimed they were “not very interested in money”.

The company which is a blockchain platform, Poly Network allows users swap different types of digital tokens.

It posted on Twitter on Wednesday that it had been sent back three cryptocurrencies, including $3.3m worth of Ethereum, $256m worth of Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and $1m worth of Polygon but that a total of $269m in Ethereum tokens and $84m in Polygon tokens was yet to be recovered.

The hacker in a published three page Question and Answer session noted that they plan to return the tokens, adding that the theft was carried out to show the vulnerabilities in Poly Network software.

The hacker wrote, “I know it hurts when people are attacked, but shouldn’t they learn something from those hacks?”


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