Bitfi have announced the removal of the marketing tag “un-hackable” after the wallet was compromised.
In a statement, Bitfi said: "While our intention has been to unite the community and accelerate the adoption of digital assets worldwide, we realize that some of our actions have been counterproductive to that goal.”.
Bitfi, along with McAfee firmly believed the wallet was unhackable, that is until a team known as “THCMKACGASSCO” managed to remove all funds stored on the wallet which was left unmodified (as per the bounty’s request).
One team member, Saleem Rashid posted evidence of the hack on Twitter:
on a completely unrelated note, here is a @Bitfi6 being cold boot attacked.— Saleem "Unhackable" Rashid (@spudowiar) August 30, 2018
it turns out that rooting the device does not wipe RAM clean. who would have thought it!?
🎶 i feel this music is very appropriate for @Bitfi6 🎶 pic.twitter.com/jpSnYBd9Vk
So far there has been no comment from McAfee, however, in the past he has been quick to dismiss other attempts:
The press claiming the BitFi wallet has been hacked. Utter nonsense. The wallet is hacked when someone gets the coins. No-one got any coins. Gaining root access in an attempt to get the coins is not a hack. It's a failed attempt. All these alleged "hacks" did not get the coins.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 3, 2018
finally, it seems, someone did get the coins; even MacAfee won't be able to deny this one…