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97% of Crypto Hacks Were Against DeFi Projects: Report

Blockchain analyst firm Chainalysis published a new report focused on the illicit activities occurring on blockchains, noting that DeFi protocols are the most popular target hackers tend to go after and that money laundering in the space has risen in the past two years. DeFi as Hackers’ Primary Target Since the DeFi Boom occurred in the summer of 2020, illicit DeFi transactions have risen steadily. Money laundering and DeFi hacking have been the two major criminal activities...

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Fortress Protocol Hacked for $3 Million, Drained of All Funds

Fortress Protocol – an algorithmic money market and defi lending protocol – has been drained of all funds following an oracle manipulation attack. The stolen crypto has since been bridged from Binance Smart Chain to Ethereum and mixed using the privacy protocol Tornado Cash. Buying Out the Protocol Blockchain security firm CertiK shared information about the hack with CryptoPotato on Monday. It began with the hacker using ETH to purchase a substantial amount of FTS – the...

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DeFi Crisis Averted: NEAR Protocol’s Rainbow Bridge Attacker Loses 2.5 ETH

On May 1, the NEAR Protocol Rainbow Bridge was attacked. The cross-chain bridge had temporarily been suspended for maintenance after detecting abnormal activities. In a detailed post, Alex Shevchenko, CEO of Aurora Labs, revealed that the attack was stopped automatically as the bridge architecture was designed to resist such events. No funds were lost during the event, Shevchenko added. The Attack It all started when the attacker sent some ETH through the popular coin mixer,...

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15% of Tornado Deposits Are From Ronin Exploiter: Data

The exploiter behind Ronin’s massive $625 million bridge attack has managed to move thousands of ETH to privacy tool Tornado Cash. A month after, what many consider the largest exploit in DeFi history, on-chain data shows that 15% of Tornado deposits are from the Ronin attacker. This was revealed by Alex Svanevik, CEO of the blockchain analytics platform Nansen. 15% of Tornado deposits are from the Ronin exploiter pic.twitter.com/yYsisOzJvu — Alex Svanevik🐧 (@ASvanevik)...

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Ronin Network Reveals New Validators Count and Relaunch Date After $620M Hack

Ronin Network – an Ethereum-linked sidechain – assured it identified the hackers related to last month’s $600M+ exploit, and all user funds are “in the process of being restored.” Additionally, the entity implemented enhanced security measures to prevent such attacks in the future. Further Details on the Hack The project revealed that the cyber assault happened on March 23 and was identified on March 29 by the Sky Mavis team. “We didn’t have a proper tracking system for...

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Beware: BAYC Instagram Hacked, Several Bored Ape NFTs Already Lost

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) confirmed over Twitter on Monday that its Instagram account was hacked. A scam link posted by the hacker appears to have resulted in multiple valuable NFTs being stolen from victims. The link, which has since been taken down, led to a page claiming to be sponsored by Yuga Labs. It called on users to connect their MetaMask wallet in order to be airdropped LAND – an upcoming governance and utility token. However, multiple holders are now claiming to...

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Binance Recovered $5.8 Million From the Axie Inifity Hackers, Says CZ

Binance’s CEO reported earlier today that the company recovered nearly $6 million out of the $600 million stolen in the hack against the Ronin Network. These are among the first funds on the move since the exploit took place roughly a month ago. CZ took it to Twitter on April 22 to inform that the hacker group behind the largest DeFi exploit started to move some of the stolen funds. As part of it was transferred to Binance and was spread among 86 accounts, the exchange...

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CurrencyCom Attacked Hours After Announcing Pullout From Russia

As one of the major crypto exchanges in Europe, CurrencyCom has a solid customer base in both Russia and Ukraine. On Saturday, the company confirmed that it had been attacked hours after announcing plans to halt onboarding new customers from Russia and reassured its customers that the attack was a failure. The owner of CurrencyCom, originally from Belarus, attributed the successful defense to the company’s robust security measures and accused Russia of being responsible for...

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North Korea Responsible for Ronin Network Hack, FBI Confirms

The theft of $620 million in cryptocurrency, related to the bridge hack against the Ronin Network on March 23th, is the latest cybercrime committed by Pyongyang to fund its domestic programs, claimed the FBI. North Korea Responsible for the Ronin Network Hack The FBI issued a statement on Thursday, indicating that cyber actors APT38, also known as Lazarus Group, associated with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), are responsible for attacking the Ronin Bridge,...

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Sky Mavis Offers $1 Million Bug Bounty Following Ronin Bridge Hack 

Sky Mavis – the company behind Axie Infinity – is offering up to $1 million to anyone that can identify major security vulnerabilities in its platform. This comes after the company was struck by the largest defi hack in history, with over $600M being drained from Ronin bridge. A Call to Whitehats According to the company’s website, the Sky Mavis Bounty Program will take reference from the Bugcrowd Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy. The system will help Sky Mavis prioritize and...

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