EOS has become well-known for freezing compromised user accounts, a practice that prevents attackers from making off with funds. However, the procedure hit a snag on Friday when an EOS block producer didn’t keep up with the latest update, causing one account holder to lose $9 million.

According to EOSGO, a new block producer called games.eos failed to update its blacklist. This prevented an at-risk account from being frozen, and attackers were then able to withdraw 2.1 million EOS. Block producers are now searching for a solution, while Huobi has stepped in to help.

Huobi Freezes Funds

Fortunately, the stolen money may not be lost: Huobi has managed to freeze some of the stolen EOS. The exchange has announced that it detected funds moving out of the blacklisted EOS accounts and onto its own exchange. Huobi quickly froze those…

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Source: https://thebitcoinnews.com/9-million-stolen-from-eos-account-huobi-steps-in-to-help/