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Hacker returns 17 million OP tokens

Quick Take The Wintermute exploiter has returned 17 million OP tokens to the Optimism contract address. One million OP tokens remain with the hacker as of press time. The exploiter who stole 20 million Optimism (OP) tokens from crypto market maker Wintermute has returned 17 million of those coins to the Optimism contract address. Data from Etherscan show 17 transfers of 1 million OP tokens each beginning at 12:09 PM UTC with the final transaction happening at 12: 31 PM …

Osmosis validator FireStake admits it drained $2 million during Osmosis exploit

Quick Take FireStake is one of the validators of the Osmosis blockchain. Despite this, it admitted to taking advantage of Osmosis’ recent exploit to drain $2 million of funds. After a $5 million exploit on Osmosis on Wednesday, one of its network validators called FireStake came forward to admit that they were responsible for draining $2 million of it. Osmosis is a blockchain that runs a large decentralized exchange (DEX) in the Cosmos ecosystem. The project suffered losses due to …

Optimism exploiter sends 1 million OP tokens to Vitalik Buterin’s wallet

Quick Take The attacker stole 20 million OP tokens from crypto market maker outfit Wintermute. They sent 1 million tokens to Vitalik Buterin’s wallet and delegated the token’s voting rights to Ethereum Foundation security researcher Yoav Weiss. The attacker who sniped 20 million Optimism (OP) tokens meant for crypto market maker Wintermute has sent 1 million of those coins to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s wallet address, according to PeckShield. Data from Etherscan shows the transfer occurred at 12:26 AM UTC …

Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord was ‘briefly exploited’ resulting in 200 ETH in NFT thefts

Blue-chip non-fungible token (NFT) project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) said on Saturday afternoon that its Discord servers were subject to a “brief” exploit, as 200 ETH ($357,000) worth of NFTs were ultimately stolen from users. Screenshots posted by a Twitter user with the screen name OKHotshot show that a project community manager’s Discord account appears to have been hacked, meaning scammers could carry out a phishing attack. “We are still investigating, but if you were impacted, email us at …

A $90 million DeFi exploit on Terra went unnoticed for seven months

In October 2021, DeFi application Mirror Protocol succumbed to a $90 million exploit on the old Terra blockchain — and it went completely unnoticed until last week. Mirror protocol allowed users to take long or short positions on tech stocks using synthetic assets. It was built on Terra, which collapsed earlier this month after its main stablecoin lost its peg to the US dollar, dragging its sister token Luna down with it. (The blockchain has now been revived as Terra …

OpenSea Discord server hacked to promote scam NFT pass

Quick Take Multiple tweets suggest OpenSea’s Discord account has been hacked to promote a scam. OpenSea says it is investigating the incident. OpenSea’s Discord server was hacked to promote a scam, according to tweets from individuals and security firm PeckShield. “We are currently investigating a potential vulnerability in our Discord, please do not click on any links in the Discord,” tweeted OpenSea on the matter. It appears that the access was used to promote a scam NFT mint. According to …

Bored Ape Instagram account hacked: NFTs worth $2.8 million stolen

A hacker has stolen 91 NFTs worth at least $2.8 million through a phishing attack targeting Bored Ape Yacht Club owners today. It was carried out through the official Bored Ape Instagram account. “There is no mint going on today. It looks like BAYC Instagram was hacked. Do not mint anything, click links, or link your wallet to anything,” tweeted Bored Ape Yacht Club. When the Instagram account was accessed, it was used to post a fake update claiming there …

Hacker fails to take $1 million loot after exploiting DeFi protocol

Quick Take DeFi protocol Zeed was exploited for $1 million. The hacker destroyed the contract used without moving any of the tokens, rendering them immobile. A strange event in the DeFi ecosystem occurred today when a small hack took place — and the hacker failed to make off with the stolen funds. The exploit happened at a lesser-known DeFi protocol called Zeed, which fashions itself as an “autonomous decentralized financial integrated ecosystem” that runs on BNB Chain. At about 7.15 …

DeFiance Capital rescues $13.3 million at risk of being stolen

It’s been a bad week for DeFiance Capital.  On Tuesday, it was reported that DeFiance Capital founder Arthur Cheong fell foul to a phishing attack by clicking a malicious link in an email. His personal crypto wallet was compromised, losing $1.7 million in NFTs and cryptocurrency. What wasn’t reported is that a second wallet was also compromised, initially losing more than 200,000 Lido tokens ($720,000) of money belonging to the firm. And worse: it contained a further 3.7 million of …

Hacker steals $1.7 million in NFTs from DeFiance Capital founder Cheong

Quick Take Arthur Cheong, founder of DeFiance Capital, said on Twitter that a hacker has stolen his NFTs. The venture capitalist said the unknown hacker compromised his device using a technique known as spear phishing. Arthur Cheong, founder of DeFi and web3-focused venture capital firm DeFiance Capital, lost more than one million dollars worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in a hack today. Around 12:50am UTC today, an unknown hacker began draining NFTs from an Ethereum wallet owned by Cheong. Cheong himself …