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Euler Finance Hacker Apologizes, Returns Stolen $177 Million

The hacker behind DeFi protocol Euler Finance’s $200 million exploit earlier this month has publicly communicated through the blockchain to apologize for his crime. The exploiter, going by the name “Jacob,” has gradually been returning funds related to the hack, now totalling $177 million.  In an encoded blockchain message on Monday, the hacker promised to return all of the money he stole, saying he was only delaying out of concern for his own safety.  In a follow-up message,...

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EUL Jumps 35% as Euler Finance Hacker Returns Another $100M Worth of Ethereum

The hacker behind the largest DeFi exploit of 2023 continues to demonstrate controversial behavior, as this time, they returned the majority of the funds stolen from Euler Finance. In two separate transactions, the perpetrator sent back over $100 million worth of ETH to the protocol. CryptoPotato reported the flash loan attack, which took place earlier in March, that saw $198 million worth of USDC, staked ether, wrapped BTC, and DAI siphoned off the DeFi lending protocol....

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Euler Finance Flash Loan Exploit: Vulnerability Remained On-Chain for 8 Months

Omniscia, the auditing partner of Euler Finance, has released a post-mortem report on the same which stated that the vulnerability that was exploited by the malicious hackers originated from the decentralized finance lending protocol’s incorrect donation mechanism that failed to account for the donator’s debt health. The vulnerable code introduced in eIP-14 brought about several modifications throughout the Euler ecosystem. This enabled the attacker to create an...

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Massive $200 Million Exploit: Euler Finance Suffers a Flash Loan Attack

As if the traditional banking system isn’t causing enough troubles, a DeFi lending protocol called Euler Finance was also hit by a flash-loan attack. The damage equates to almost $200 million worth of staked ether, USDC, wrapped BTC, and DAI. Euler Finance is a decentralized lending protocol that was most recently exploited for a whopping $197 million in total. The breakdown of the funds is as follows: $8.7 million worth of the decentralized stablecoin DAI, $34 million worth...

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Hedera Exploit: Attackers Target Smart Contract Service Code

Decentralized proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain Hedera finally confirmed a security breach. In an update, the team behind the platform revealed that attackers managed to exploit the Smart Contract Service code of the protocol’s mainnet to transfer Hedera Token Service tokens held by victims’ accounts to their own. It said the root cause of the issue has been identified by the team, and are working on a solution. Hedera Exploit Hedera further noted that the attackers targeted...

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How Someone Borrowed $1.6M With $70 Worth of Collateral: The Tender.Fi Exploit

The hacker who stole $1.59 million worth of crypto assets from Arbitrum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platform Tender.fi has returned nearly all the funds, keeping roughly $97,000 as a bounty reward. Tender.fi was exploited on the morning of March 7, with the project’s official Twitter handle confirming the incident in a tweet a few minutes later. Tender.fi Exploited for $1.59 Million According to the tweet, Tender.fi disclosed that it had noticed and was looking...

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647 Days Later, Wallet Tied to Uranium Finance Hacker Moves $3.35M

The hacker of the DeFi project – Uranium Finance – started moving 2,250 ETH, worth approximately $3.35 million, in stolen funds into the popular coin mixer, TornadoCash. The movement of funds from the wallet was detected by the blockchain security firm, PeckShield, on March 7th. Data from Etherscan reveals that the hacker transferred the funds over a time frame of seven hours in transactions ranging from 1 ETH to 100 ETH. In addition to this, another Ethereum wallet tied to...

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Algorand Wallet MyAlgo Warns Users to Withdraw Funds After $9.6M Exploit 

Algorand-based wallet provider MyAlgo has cautioned users to withdraw assets from all wallets created with a mnemonic phrase as the company continues investigating an exploit that led to a $10 million loss. The wallet provider tweeted on February 26, warning users that “a targeted attack was carried out against a group of high-profile MyAlgo accounts.” MyAlgo Urges Users to Withdraw Funds MyAlgo further explained that the attacked users had significant amounts of assets in...

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Lendhub Exploiter Moves Proceeds to TornadoCash

Lendhub, a relatively small cross-chain crypto lending platform operating on HECO, was exploited to the tune of $6 million dollars earlier this January. Attack Possible Solely Due to Poor Coding The attack was carried out due to a poorly-executed removal of a deprecated IBSV cToken. Its replacement, which was already active, had an identical price point at the time, which allowed the unknown bad actor to manipulate the pricing and drain around $6 million worth of crypto from...

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Wormhole Bridge Exploit: $140M Worth Stolen Assets Recovered

The Solana-based Wormhole Bridge was hacked for $325 million after the attacker managed to exploit a security flaw, making it one of the largest exploits in crypto history. A year later, a group of white hats, along with two crypto firms, launched a “counter-exploit” against the malicious entities and clawed back a portion of stolen assets tied to the exploit. “Counter Exploit” The counter exploit was jointly conducted by the decentralized finance platform Oasis and Web3...

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