• Monkey Drainer, a notorious crypto scammer, shut down its services on Feb. 28th
• The scammer was known for providing phishing kits for malicious players and had stolen around $13 million worth of digital assets
• Wallets linked to the scammer transferred 200 Ethereum (ETH) — over $300,000 — to the mixing protocol Tornado Cash
Crypto Phishing Scammer Monkey Drainer Shuts Down Services
According to a Telegram post on its channel, notorious crypto scammer Monkey Drainer shut down its services on Feb. 28.
How Did Monkey Drainer Operate?
Monkey Drainer’s phishing kit was used to steal around $13 million worth of digital assets, according to CertiK. The scammer took a 30% commission on all stolen funds from scammers using its phishing kit.
Notable Crypto Hacks Involved With Monkey Drainer
Some of the popular phishing hacks the Monkey Drainer was involved in included stealing over 700 Ethereum (ETH) from two individuals, according to ZachXBT. The scammer also stole NFTs worth roughly 520 ETH, about $824,200, in November 2022.
Monkey Drainer Accounts Moving Funds To Tornado Cash
Peckshield reported that wallets linked to the scammer transferred 200 Ethereum (ETH) — over $300,000 — to the mixing protocol Tornado Cash. The wallets hold a balance of 840 ETH ($1.4 million).
What Will Happen To All Related Files And Servers?
The scammer said „operating large-scale cybercrime“ requires high dedication and advised young cyber criminals not to „lose themselves in the pursuit of easy money.“ While the scammer did not reveal why they are closing their services, they said they were moving on to „something better than ever before.“ All files, servers and devices related to monkey drainer will be destroyed immediately.