Today a decentralized finance (DeFi) company called Poly Network Announce Hackers are able to steal up to 600 million U.S. dollars worth of various cryptocurrencies managed on the Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.
This may be one of the largest cryptocurrency-related hacking attacks to date, CoinDesk Report, If all of the $600 million in assets managed on these chains were actually damaged. Poly Network did not share information about the amount stolen, but did share the types of cryptocurrencies stolen by hackers.
The list includes:
- Packaging Bitcoin (WBTC)
- Wrap Ethereum (WETH)
- People bitcoin
- Uniswap (UNI)
- Shiba Inu (SHIB)
- U.S. Dollar Coins (USDC)
Poly Network shared a list of wallets related to the theft and urged “miners of affected blockchains and cryptocurrency exchanges” and “token issuers” to “blacklist” the assets of these addresses to prevent them from being The stolen tokens are spent.At least some of these groups, such as Tether, have Agreed to the request.
Poly Network’s announcement was made shortly after Reuters Report According to a study conducted by CipherTrace, the “losses caused by theft, hacking, and fraud” in the DeFi industry “reached a record $474 million from January to July.” In the course of a morning, this hacking attack may have more than doubled these numbers.
Most of the responses to this hacking attack were launched on Twitter. “Hsaka Trades” Report Hackers are tipping people who provide them with useful information and indicate that many people are sending messages to hackers to congratulate them on the theft. But some of these celebrations may be too early.
Block Report A blockchain security company called SlowMist claims to have “tracked the attacker’s ID” and “their email address, IP information, and device fingerprint.” It may not be long before hackers will be forced to return what they stole and may face criminal charges for stealing $600 million.