SushiSwap suffers $3.3m exploit as it addresses US subpoena

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Decentralised finance (DeFi) protocol SushiSwap has suffered a smart contract bug that allowed for more than $3 million of funds to be siphoned in an exploit.

The hack should only impact users who swapped crypto on the protocol within the past four days, according to DefiLlama developer 0xngmi.

Blockchain security teams from Peckshield and CertiK Alert first posted about the bug on 9 April, stating that it had affected the approval function of SushiSwap’s Router...

Three quarters of rug pulls happened on BNB Chain in Q1 2023

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Of all the rug pull scams carried out across the crypto ecosystem in the first quarter of 2023, almost three quarters occurred on Binance’s BNB Chain, according to a report from Immunefi.

The blockchain security firm’s latest report, ‘Crypto Losses in Q1 2023’, looked at the different kind of crypto hacks, scams, and exploits that took place in the first three months of the year.

It found that 73.3% of rug pull scams, where developers attract investor money for a...

Security firm Halborn warns 280 blockchains of ‘zero-day’ exploits

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Web3 security firm Halborn has found that more than 280 blockchain networks are vulnerable to “zero-day” exploits that could put upwards of £20 billion worth of crypto at risk.

A zero-day vulnerability is one which is discovered by attackers but remains unknown to the network and its developers. Halborn said that blockchains like Dogecoin, Litecoin, and Zcash were all found to be at risk.

https://twitter.com/HalbornSecurity/status/1635262272837746688

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‘Free-for-all’ Nomad exploit drains $190M of crypto

Cross-chain bridge Nomad has fallen victim to a “free-for-all” exploit that drained around $190 million in crypto.

Just last week, Nomad announced that it had secured $22.4 million in seed funding from high-profile backers including Coinbase Ventures, Crypto.com Capital, and OpenSea. The company emphasised its focus on security following a spate of bridge hacks.

“With $1.5B in bridge hacks happening within the last 12 months, many people, protocols, and DAOs are...