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Cyberattackers Drain Nearly $6M From Solana Crypto Wallets

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Aug
2022
Cyberattackers Drain Nearly $6M From Solana Crypto Wallets

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An attack that began on Aug. 2 has so far drained nearly $6 million in assets from almost 8,000 Solana wallets — specifically “hot” wallets that are always connected to the Internet.

According to Elliptic Connect, the attackers have stolen SOL, a few nonfungible tokens (NFTs), and more than 300 Solana blockchain-based tokens. According to the Elliptic report, the bug that enabled the cryptocurrency attack appears to be in the wallet software rather than the Solana blockchain.

Solana, in a series of tweets, confirmed that the breach also affected Slope and Phantom wallets, and it asked any affected customers to provide the compromised wallet address.

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