about my Telos account hack
My Telos account has been hacked
How are you guys? This is a slightly different publication. I want to share something that happened to me about a month ago. I've been stolen! :(
Who am I?
If you don't know about me, I am a regular guy with a regular job and with an (almost) regular familly. But I'm also a dreamer and an entrepreneur, and I see on TELOS network an anormus potencial !!
So I decided months ago that I will be building my Cards & Tokens project completely on TELOS blockchain, taking advantage of the low price so I can buy lots of resources (RAM, CPU & BW) now before price rises.
I remember it was saturday. I was very bussy working at home in the new features of the token smart contract and the technical details of the CNT token airdrop, when I realised ALL MY TELOS TOKENS WERE GONE !!! I stopped working in this instant and opened my sqrl to watch the history and I found this:
I was Shocked !! I couln't beleave my eyes !! someone hacked me and took my private key (I still don't know how) to sign those two transactions to a none blockchain account on EOSex echange identified with the number 13419352.
EOSex it's an excelent BTC/EOSIO based exchange that is growing fast in the eosio community. In EOSex you can login with a blockchain account (in which case every transaction on the exchange is acctually made on the blockchain) or you can create an account with your email and then create a deposit number to send tokens from a valid telos account with that number in the transaction memo.
I reacted by desperately asking for help in the telos chat...
at that point I didn't know about EOSex and I thought that this thief was hacking everyone sistematically (because there was a lot of similar traffic). Then someone told me about the exchange and I searched the rest.
In the Telos telegram group every body was very worried and kind to me but at the end I had no solution for my lost. Then someone told me about the exchange trades and sent me this picture:
The thief sold everything immediately for a few EOS at a terrible low prices!!! I traced those transactions over the blockchain and they sum together 21417.5671 TLOS (which I assume are my savings minus EOSex transaction fees).
|= 3.1171 EOS
|= 49.9500 EOS
|= 54.9450 EOS
|= 35.9640 EOS
|= 49.9487 EOS
|= 3.1783 EOS
|= 19.9406 EOS
|= 217.0438 EOS
I talked to EOSex people, but they told me that everything was normal and they could not do anything about it.
That Saturday that I was supposed to work all day on the project I spent the day lying in bed, wondering why. Thinking about life, my efforts and what it takes to me to do this alone. I don't know... I was a long day.
Althought I still was feeling bad about my money, the next day I woke up early to resume my work to deliver the airdrop in time. I thought this was a very tough lesson but at least I learn that you cannot underestimate security !!. So I got rid of the txt file where I had written all my keys (in plain text without encrypting) and change all my account with a new key pair which I printed on paper and hold in my desk at home.
I'm still working hard to make this project work but now I have a huge financial problem. so I decided to write a worker proposal to tell my story and ask for resources for the project (that was my original goal from the beginning).
I will be publishin a worker proposal very soon asking for financial support to buy resources for this Cards & Tokens platform. I will notify everyone on steemit when that happends hopping that you will support me and my work.