The anonymous individual appears to have been successful in using bitcoin and blockchain technology against the aggressor state. The hacker obtained access to hundreds of crypto wallets, many of which likely belonged to Russian government enforcement organizations, using their arcane abilities.
The bitcoin specialists claimed that the hacker had sent the stolen currency to volunteer Ukrainians’ addresses.
Chainalysis analysts think the hacker used a feature of the bitcoin blockchain that records transactions to locate 986 wallets controlled by the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
The analysts declined to say which particular feature it was.
At the same time, the hacker sent Russian messages for the wallet owners in which he claimed that the wallets had been used to pay for Russian hackers’ services.
The truthfulness of these accusations is unknown. Russian intelligence services use hackers to carry out a variety of missions, according to specialists in the West.
Chainalysis experts could only partially confirm the hacker’s claims.
They note that at least three of the allegedly Russian wallets have already been linked to Russia by third parties. Two of them were allegedly involved in the Solar winds attack, and the third paid for servers used in Russia’s disinformation campaign in the 2016 elections.