Stars Arena secures funds to plug $3M exploit, set to reopen after security audit

Avalanche-based Web3 social media app Stars Arena announced that it has secured the funding to cover the $3 million hole left by an exploit on Oct. 6. The team also added that it will re-open the smart contract once a full security audit has occurred. In an announcement on X, the Stars Arena team noted: … Read more

Curve Finance exploit: Experts dissect what went wrong

Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols continue to be targeted by hackers, with Curve Finance becoming the latest platform to be compromised after a DNS hijacking incident. The automated market maker warned users not to use the front end of its website on Aug. 9 after the incident was flagged online by a number of members of … Read more

Battle-hardened Ronin bridge reopens following $600M hack: Finance Redefined

Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of key decentralized finance (DeFi) insights, a newsletter crafted to bring you some of the major developments over the last week. This past week, the DeFi ecosystem saw Axie Infinity’s Ronin bridge relaunch with a fully backed 1:1 Ether (ETH) nearly three months after the infamous $600 million … Read more

Infamous North Korean hacker group identified as suspect for $100M Harmony attack

The Lazarus Group, a well-known North Korean hacking syndicate, has been identified as the primary suspect in the recent attack that saw $100 million stolen from the Harmony protocol.  According to a new report published today by blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, the manner in which Harmony’s Horizon Bridge was hacked and the way stolen digital … Read more

Crypto market crash wipes out millions from North Korea’s stolen crypto funds

North Korea leads the world in crypto crime, with over 15 documented instances of cyber theft amounting to $1.59 billion in stolen funds. However, the recent crypto market turmoil has wiped out millions of dollars from the country’s stolen crypto portfolio. The crypto market rundown that started in May wiped out hundreds of billions of … Read more

Ethereum liquidity provider XCarnival negotiates return of 50% stolen ETH

XCarnival, a liquidity provider for the Ethereum ecosystem, recovered 1,467 Ether (ETH) just a day after suffering an exploit that drained 3,087 ETH, worth roughly $3.8 million, from the protocol. Blockchain investigator Peckshield noticed the XCarnival hack as it came across a stream of transactions that eventually bled 3,087 ETH from the protocol. Explaining the … Read more

The 2 Most Common Airdrop Phishing Attacks and How Web3 Wallet Owners Can Stay Protected – Featured Bitcoin News

In the world of cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (defi), and Web3, airdrops have become commonplace in the industry. However, while airdrops sound like free money, there’s been a growing trend of airdrop phishing scams that steal people’s money when they attempt to get the so-called ‘free’ crypto assets. The following is a look at two different … Read more

Hackers Are Cloning Web3 Wallets Like Metamask and Coinbase Wallet to Steal Crypto – Bitcoin News

Confiant, an advertising security agency, has found a cluster of malicious activity involving distributed wallet apps, allowing hackers to steal private seeds and acquire the funds of users via backdoored imposter wallets. The apps are distributed via cloning of legitimate sites, giving the appearance that the user is downloading an original app. Malicious Cluster … Read more

Anonymous hacker served with restraining order via NFT

Law firms Holland & Knight and Bluestone have served a defendant in a hacking case with a temporary restraining order through a nonfungible token (NFT, marking the first known legal process to be facilitated by an NFT. The so-called “service token” or “service NFT” was served to an unnamed defendant in a hacking case involving … Read more

Attackers loot $5M from Osmosis in LP exploit, $2M returned soon after

Osmosis, a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the Cosmos network, was halted just before 3:00 am EST on Wednesday after attackers exploited a liquidity provider (LP) bug to the tune of roughly $5 million. The bug was first identified in a Reddit post on the official Cosmos Network page. The user, Straight-Hat3855, brought attention to a “serious … Read more