‘Be Optimistic!’: Hacker Returns $15M In ‘Optimism’ Tokens🚨
Hashing Bits | Week-23
Events Under the Spotlight 🔎
Trader Joe was exploited for ~$1M
Trader Joe, leading DEX on Avalanche blockchain was exploited for $1M.
The vulnerability lies in the protocol transaction fees process.
$15M of Optimism Tokens Stolen
OptimismPBC, a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum, lost 20M OP tokens.
The total loss is expected to be ~$15M.
The attacker returned 17 million of them on Friday.
GYM Network Protocol Hacked, $2.1 Million Stolen
Gym Network was exploited due to a lack of caller verification in the smart contract to steal ~7,500 BNB or $2.1M.
The funds were later routed through Tornado Cash.
ApolloX suffers $2.8M hack
ApolloX was hacked by exploiting Apollo’s Trading Reward contract to accumulate 255 signatures.
The hacker then used these signatures to withdraw 53 million APX tokens from the Withdrawal contract.
The project team made a purchase of 2,748,585 APX tokens.
Mair Exchange fell for a $113M hack
Mair Exchange, a major DEX on the Elrond blockchain suffered a hack.
It was temporarily taken down after an attacker exploited the DEX and siphoned off $113M worth of $EGLD tokens.
The attackers deployed a smart contract that allowed them to withdraw over 1.65 million EGLD.
Osmosis DEX Liquidity Pools Hacked for $5 Million
Osmosis blockchain was halted by the core team members and validators after a critical vulnerability was found in its liquidity pools that lead to a $5 million exploit.
Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord server was hacked
BAYC Discord server was hacked leading to a loss of 200 ETH or ~$360,000.
A total of 32 NFTs were stolen in the incident.
The project suffered a second hack this year till now.
A person stoles $660,000 worth of crypto from 900 victims
Police in Seoul, South Korea arrested a resident after discovering that the person stole $660,000 worth of cryptocurrency from 900 victims by mining credentials from social media.
Animoon rug pulls for $6.3 million
Animoon team rugged with taking 9,999 Pokemon NFTs after signing a non-disclosure agreement with Pokemon partner Topdeck for developing a P2E game.
The team deleted its website and Twitter account.
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