Yesterday, hackers managed to steal at least $ 600 million from the assets of Poly Network users in three chains. Experts refer to this hack as the biggest attack in the field of decentralized finance (DeFi).
to the Report Coin Telegraph, the Chinese company SlowMist, says the attack had been planned for a long time and that the hackers were well organized and prepared.
Polly Network tweeted yesterday that hackers had stolen users’ assets in the Paligan, Ethereum and Bainance Quinn chains. Blockchain data also show that about $ 273 million was stolen from the Ethereum network, $ 85 million from the Paligan network and $ 253 million from the Bainance smart chain. According to Pali Network, renBTC, WBTC and WETH digital currencies are also among the stolen currencies. Hackers reportedly used vulnerabilities to attack the network when calling contracts.
Shortly after the news of the Pali network hack, the Islamist said that the company’s analysts had obtained the attacker’s email address, IP address and fingerprint information. This information is provided by Hoo Exchange and other companies. It is said that the hacker first entered Monroe Exchange and turned them into Binance coin, Ethereum and Matik. Islamist wrote about this:
Putting together the flow of funds and various fingerprint information, it can be seen that it was likely that the attack had been planned for a long time, and he [هکر] It was prepared and organized for its implementation.
Another interesting point of this attack is the message that the hacker put on his transaction. According to Etherscan data, the hacker wants to repay some of the stolen funds. He may not be able to move some of the tokens and intends to return them. Evidence shows that the hacker is looking for money laundering through the Tornado platform. He writes about this:
If I transferred the remaining coins, one billion hacks [دلاری] we had. Project [پالی نتورک] Did I save you with this? I am not very interested in money and now I am thinking of returning some of the tokens or I can not return them and release them.
Some of the leading figures in the field of defense have also announced their readiness to help. Jay Hao, CEO of OKEx Exchange, has stated that the exchange monitors the flow of stolen currencies and wants to manage the situation. Paolo Ardoino, chief technology officer of Tetra, has announced that he has blocked $ 33 million in Tetra belonging to one of the addresses. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Bainance, also said he was working with his security partners to actively help the victims.
Pali Network launched last year as a joint project with Ontology, Neo and Switcho. The goal of this project was to create a unified protocol using different strata blocks to create a larger inter-chain ecosystem. This protocol allows users to convert tokens on blocks of different layouts.