Hackers Withdrew $ 25 Million

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Hackers Withdrew $ 25 Million from DeFi-Protocol DForce
Kataryna Kovtun April 20, 2020
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Chinese DeFi platform dForce Foundation lost over 99% of its assets as a result of a hacker attack.
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The attack was carried out through owned by the project an open protocol of the market of short-term capital Lendf.Me. According to the expert, the scammers managed to steal about $ 25 million stored in the smart contract.

“Lendf.me confirmed the attack at 08:45 Beijing time on Sunday at block 9899681”, – writes the Chinese edition Chain News with reference to the representatives of the project.

According to DeFi Pulse, on April 17, the balance on dForce wallets was $ 25.38 million, but by April 19 it had fallen to $ 10,000. Whether all the money was withdrawn by the cybercriminals, or if some of the users managed to pick up the money, is unknown.

Recall that dForce was in 7th place by capitalization among the largest DeFi-projects. Against the background of the attack, the startup left the leaderboard.DeFi Pulse,

Commenting on the incident, CEO Mindao Yang emphasized that now all the efforts of the company’s employees are devoted to investigating the essence of the problem. On the dForce channel on Telegram, Mindao requested that no assets be sent to Lendf.Me.

Double attack
On April 18, Tokenlon DEX developers also reported an attack on the imBTC pool of the Uniswap protocol, the losses from which amounted to about $ 300,000. «Hacker used attack vector against ERC777 tokens on Uniswap. BTC Storage Not Affected», – they said.

Tokenlon DEX developers

The ERC777 format allows you to repeatedly access the smart contract to withdraw funds located in it, which simplifies the task of the hacker. According to Tokenlon, this algorithm was used in both attacks.

A similar method was used during the break-in on The DAO in 2016. Then hackers appropriated about $ 60 million in ETH. The DAO is a crowdfunding platform based on smart contracts and Ethereum technology.

The DAO hacker attack

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Viktor

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Unclear what DForce and the hacker discussed, it appears they have reached some sort of agreement, as blockchain data shows the hacker returned thousands of dollars with of HUSDv and HBTC, tokens pegged to the U.S. dollar and to bitcoin used on the Huobi exchange.
 

Olezka

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Unclear what DForce and the hacker discussed, it appears they have reached some sort of agreement, as blockchain data shows the hacker returned thousands of dollars with of HUSDv and HBTC, tokens pegged to the U.S. dollar and to bitcoin used on the Huobi exchange.
The hacker's IP address was traced so that's probably the reason why the hacker returned the fund. That probably was the agreement for both sides that they've made.

DeFi hacker returns all $25 million of stolen funds
 

Gennady

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Seems the funds have been returned and I actually saw some people on Twitter offering the guy a job!
 

King

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Since this has been returned, I hope the vulnerability will be fixed and bring trust to investors. That is why it it is always good to invest with a capital you can afford to lose.
 

Nathaniel

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it is why very developer needs to always to care and check the system for preventing a bad thing that is already happening. Maybe that is because something we don't know that can make the hacker breaking the system and steal funds. I hope in the future, and we can always be careful from the hacker because they can search the hole to enter the system.
 

Armen

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This way developers can find their lackings to make secure their work. Also, the great talent of that guy did this. One way it was good for those who faced this. They will be alert after that happens.
 
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