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Solana Exploit: $50 Million Stolen from Infinite Stablecoin Minting Glitch

About $50 million has been robbed from a Solana-native stablecoin protocol using a ‘fake account’ exploit. This apparently allowed the hacker to mint an unlimited amount of CASH, which the team behind the stablecoin has confessed to. As explained by samczun of Paradigm on Twitter, CashioApp requires users to deposit collateral in order to mint more CASH, its stablecoin token. The cross-program invocation (CPI) transfers tokens from one’s account to the account of the...

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Hacker Drained $600K Worth of Crypto From Li Finance

Li Finance (LiFi) became the latest victim of cyber-attackers, with nearly $600,000 worth of cryptocurrencies stolen from 29 wallets. Shortly after, the team published a post explaining the issue and promised to reimburse all affected users. LiFi Falls Victim to a DeFi Hack The blockchain protocol explained that the attack occurred on March 20, 2022, when a hacker exploited LiFi’s smart contract (specifically its swapping feature), making users who gave infinite approval...

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Hackes Exploit Arbitrum-based Marketplace Treasure: Over 100 NFTs Stolen

Hundreds of NFTs were stolen in the TreasureDAO exploit, conducted through a series of transactions. The attackers were able to exploit a bug in the protocol that enabled them to mint NFTs for free. Soon after, the platform urged its users to delist their non-fungible tokens from the marketplace. TreasureDAO Exploited In yet another major blow to the NFT industry, the latest project to have fallen victim to a massive beach is – TreasureDAO – the biggest NFT marketplace on the...

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North Korean Hackers Launder Crypto Using Sophisticated Techniques: Report

According to a recent analysis, the Pyongyang-led cybercrime organization – the Lazarus Group – employs advanced techniques to steal and launder cryptocurrencies. The gang has shown “remarkable adaptation to evolving regulation,” the report warned. North Korea and Crypto While China and Russia traditionally captivate the attention of most democratic governments concerned about cyber security, totalitarian North Korea is gradually emerging as a leader in such attacks.  In its...

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$1.7 Million in ETH Stolen from OpenSea Users: The NFT Marketplace Investigates

OpenSea users complained about a phishing attack that resulted in countless stolen non-fungible tokens, according to PeckShield. At the same time, the NFT marketplace said it was investigating these “rumors,” and any attack was not related to its website. Reports started to emerge earlier from OpenSea users who saw unsettling behavior in their accounts. Shortly after, the blockchain security company PeckShield alerted that there was an ongoing phishing attack, requesting...

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Bunny Finance and Qubit Resort to DAO, Aiming to Restructure not Disband

DeFi protocols Bunny Finance and Qubit announced plans of “restructuring.” The joint statement revealed that the two projects, governed by the development team until recently, will now be managed by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). Restructuring, Not Disbanding According to the official blog post, the community will be granted all the relevant authority once the transition to DAO is completed. Among other tasks, the members will have the power to upgrade...

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Justice Department Recovers Bitfinex Hack Funds In Largest Ever Financial Seizure

The FBI has arrested a husband and wife in Manhattan for allegedly conspiring to launder swaths of Bitcoin connected to the 2016 Bitfinex exchange hack. According to Reuters, over $3.6 billion worth of the asset has already been recovered by law enforcement. The couple allegedly responsible is Ilya Lichtenstein (34) and Heather Morgan (31). They are accused of conspiring to launder 119,754 Bitcoin after an attacker stole them through over 20,000 unauthorized transactions at...

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North Korea Funds Missile Programs With Stolen Crypto (UN Report)

The United Nations (UN) accused North Korea of stealing cryptocurrencies worth millions of dollars. Moreover, the report added that the totalitarian Asian state employed the stolen assets to fund missile and nuclear experiments. Crypto Fuels Weapon Trials According to a recent UN report cited by Reuters, North Korean hackers have carried out numerous attacks against at least three cryptocurrency exchanges between 2020 and mid-2021. The bad actors stole around $50 million...

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Solana’s Wormhole Bridge Says 120K ETH is Restored Following the Exploit

Wormhole Bridge is back up with developers claiming that all funds are restored following the $320 million hack. Wormhole, a cross-chain bridge from Solana to other networks, suffered a major breach on Wednesday. Hackers managed to take control of 120,000 wrapped Ether worth $320 million. The breach impacted all users that held Ethereum tokens (wETH) on the Solana blockchain. Shortly after the attack, Wormhole updated its users on the situation. They also said that they...

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Over 60,000 BTC Worth $2.4B Stolen in the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Just Moved

A large chunk of the bitcoins stolen from the infamous 2016 Bitfinex hack was moved by the hackers to an unknown wallet earlier today. Bitfinex 2016 Hacked Funds on the Move According to data from the live cryptocurrency transactions monitor Whale Alert, the hackers have moved over 64,000 BTC in 21 separate transactions. The first transfer was of 1 BTC, worth $38,750 at the time, perhaps as a test transaction. The hackers then made subsequent transfers of varying amounts. The...

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