One of the most popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin trading sites, CS.MONEY, lost about $1.6 million worth of in-game items due to a hacker attack, as reported by several experts in the field before the information is officially confirmed.
CS. MONEY on your knees
Counter-Strike is known as one of the most popular sports games in the world, but also for the same market of skins, some of which can reach a bad value. On various unofficial platforms players can buy, sell and exchange cosmetics that will allow them, as we saw recently, to buy a BMW M5. In fact some skins are valued at astronomical amounts, we can mention one of the most sought after AWP | Dragon Lore (Tradition des Dragons) whose price varies between 10,000 and 20,000 dollars per unit. Another example, which is more linked to France these days, the stickers of the tricolor team Titan dated from the Major of Katowice in 2014 can be sold for more than 50,000 euros each in their holographic version, or even the knife Karambit Case Hardened in 387 finish recently estimated at more than one million euros although, so far, this unique model has not found a buyer, its owner is asking for more.
And this market, if it allows some specialists to live from it, is also a gold mine for a whole host of companies that build their model of selling, buying and exchanging these skins . One of them is called CS.MONEY, it is not one of the biggest like BUFF163, SkinBaron or BitSkins, but still occupies a good place in the top 10 of the most popular platforms. However, a few days ago, CS.MONEY was the target of an attack by computer hackers that allowed them to get their hands on most of the dormant catalog located on the servers of CS.MONEY and managed by their bots. When this first step is successful, the bots in question take care of others to empty the inventory but also, later, to send sales offers at unbeatable prices to the biggest ones. collector, while using CS.MONEY’s competitors in such a way as to cover their tracks. From the moment that the case was made public, others criticized these actions on social networks that saw this impressive wave of offers of bad things.
CS.MONEY confirmed that it was hit by a massive computer attack that lasted only a few hours on the night of August 13, 2022. However, its effects were devastating, according to the site administrators the amount in damage amount to more than 6 million dollars and since then they have been obliged to completely shut down their service as well as put their site to sleep while they look for a solution and above all so that the leak does not continue. According to their latest communication, the error stems from mobile authentication and, at the time of writing, they have not yet corrected the problem.
Last night we faced the biggest hack in the history of the service. As a result, our bots started sending skins to many users. The attackers prepared well and tried to inflict maximum damage, which already amounted to millions of dollars.
One fact shows their level of preparation. Along with hacking, they send small commercial offers to many famous businessmen and influencers to distract them from ongoing transactions as much as possible.
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Earlier, at the end of June this year, a collector had his CS:GO inventory worth more than $2 million stolen, part of which was sold on the ladder. Valve immediately intervened and returned all or part of the stolen owner’s inventory. This forced some platforms, such as the site Market.CSGO.com, to issue refunds to their users who bought the skins and then lost them after the forced return imposed by the developers.
— CS.MONEY (@csmoneytrade) August 13, 2022