According to media reports, between October 9th and 14th, Salvadoran human rights organization Cristosal received 755 notifications. Salvadoran citizens reported that their Bitcoin wallet Chivo identity was stolen.
The hacker’s goal seems to be the $30 bitcoin incentive money that the Salvadoran government issued to each citizen.
In addition, Chivo wallet account opening requires citizens to scan the front and back of their ID cards and perform face recognition. However, according to citizens’ feedback, there are huge loopholes in this process. Scanning ID photos can also be used to identify non-personal faces. verify.