Inferno Drainer, one of the most popular crypto wallet-draining kits for hire, says it is shutting down forever after helping phishing scammers steal nearly $70 million worth of crypto this year.
In the telegram of 26 November PostThe team behind Inferno Drainer said it was “time for us to move on.” However, it added that the files and infrastructure required to run Wallet Drainer will not be destroyed, but will remain active so that users can make a “smooth transition” to other services.
“It’s been a long journey with all of you and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts [sic], Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever.”
“Thank you very much [sic] To everyone who works with us,” it added. “We hope you can remember us as the best drainer ever and that we have been successful in helping you in your quest to make money.”
inferno drainer rose to prominence earlier this year And its use increased after the popular Monkey Drainer tool was discontinued. Like its peers, Inferno offered its crypto wallet-draining software and took a 20% cut of what was stolen from users.
Since February, Inferno Drainer has stolen nearly $70 million from more than 100,000 victims, according to analytics From Web3 anti-scam platform Scam Sniffer. However, the Inferno Drainer team suggested that the amount stolen was more than $80 million.
The Inferno Drainer team has removed the associated Telegram account “mr_inferno_drainer” used to administer its service and warned its users not to trust other drainers using its name in the future.
Blockchain security firm CertiK told Cointelegraph that Inferno Drainer is “one of the most harmful phishing kits for the community we have seen.”
It added that there are still “plenty of providers” active, including rivals Pink Drainer and Angel Drainer, the latter of which released an update on November 25 to help users liquidate wallets on more blockchains. .
Monkey Drainer, another high-profile crypto drainer that stole millions, closed in marchSaying that it is “time to move on to something better.”