My BSC wallet was hacked and all my assets were stolen: Coping, Security and an expensive lesson
Every time I experience a challenge in life, my mum always tells me that it's just the universe trying to harden me for the next phase of life. It's sparse consolation and doesn't reduce the pain but at least something good might come out.
Right now, I can't think of any positive from my situation and I've been very sad since yesterday. I logged into Cubfinance with Metamask as I always do and noticed that the number of LP tokens in the Cub/BUSD farm was zero, instead of 1891.
I assumed it was a network glitch, refreshed it over and over again, but it was still zero. I started panicking, and then went over to pancake swap to check my stable coin savings and it was also cleaned out.
On top of that, my DEC in the farm was gone. I also noticed that all the cake and cub I had staked in Kingdom was all gone.
So much pain
I'm writing this with so much pain in my heart because that was years of hard work just stolen in the space of 15 minutes.
On Metamask, there was nothing showing in my activity log but when I checked the BSC scan, everything was clear. I don't know how but someone swiftly pulled out all my assets worth roughly $10K from Cubfinance and Pancakeswap.
I've been asking questions and trying to figure out what happened. The possible reasons are that I either clicked a phishing link or inputted my keys somewhere.
Seeing as I've not actually used my keys for any transaction beyond logging into Metamask and that's a one-time thing, I don't think that's the case. However, if my metamask was compromised then I guess they could get my seed phrase.
How was my metamask compromised though? I don't click links and my discord is on my phone where there's no access to my BSC wallet.
I was also told that it could be a breach on my Google drive but that's also protected by 2FA and I'd have to approve it from my phone for anyone to access it. On top of that, I'll also get a notification email if anyone logs into my drive. I've deleted the document from my wallet key
The other possibility that I've heard is that there's a keylogger on my laptop.
I was also advices to run a full system virus scan to find out if there's a malicious program stealing my information. The only problem is that I use the basic windows defender but not for long, as I intend to invest in a proper antivirus.
On top of that, I've also ordered a hardware wallet to give me extra crypto security. Ironically, I even saw a tweet earlier today that mentioned that Hive is now supported by Ledger.
Right now, I'm very paranoid and it's hard to function properly. It was difficult to eat, sleep or think properly yesterday but thanks to the support I've gotten so far, I've been able to calm down a bit.
I didn't prioritise my security and it has come around to hurt me bad. I want to move on as fast as possible and take steps to ensure this never happens again.
I left the wallet untouched since I found out yesterday. I know it's a very long shot, but if it's possible to recover my funds, please help me out.
I appreciate every form of support and assistance I've gotten so far. I really want to put this behind me and continue building for the future.
Here's my wallet address that was hacked: 0xC75E34E3ee9a343041B3322E1bD97b4940Ed721d
Here's the wallet address of the person that robbed me : 0x158ccd4e081cb0701b724780042fef5bb963347e
I'll be back stronger
My mum didn't raise a quitter and I'm certainly not going to let this event destroy everything I've struggled to build in the past 4 years.
This is an expensive lesson that I'd have preferred not to experience but it has happened. Now I have to stay strong and keep moving forward.
I wanted to buy a Nano Ledger X but that's not available in any local store in Nigeria. I'm expecting the Nano S in a few days, and after that, I'll be back on BSC, doing my thing again.
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