- The perpetrators had stolen ETH from victims as well as ERC20 tokens and NFTs.
- The Uniswap team responded that the attack was part of a phishing scheme.
At least $4.7 million worth of Ethereum was stolen in a sophisticated phishing attempt targeting Uniswap v3 protocol liquidity providers (LPs). On the other hand, the community claims that the losses may be far more severe.
One of the first to sound the alarm about the assault was Metamask security researcher Harry Denley, who informed his 13,000 Twitter followers on July 11 that 73,399 addresses had been issued fraudulent ERC-20 tokens to steal their assets.
Uniswap Clarifies: Not a Protocol Error
According to Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, at least $4.7 million in ETH has been lost in the hack. According to the crypto community, the breach may have resulted in much more severe losses. A prominent crypto Twitter user, 0xSisyphus, stated on July 11 that a “large LP” with around 16,140 ETH, worth $17.5 million, may also have been phished.
If they wanted to learn more about their new tokens and how they might exchange them for Uniswap’s native currency, they’d be routed to a webpage that claimed to let them. The attacker’s command center might exploit the user’s address and browser client information to drain crypto from their wallets. It was also stated in a Reddit thread describing the incident that the perpetrators had stolen ETH from victims as well as ERC20 tokens and NFTs (specifically Uniswap LP holdings).
Connected with the @uniswap team. The protocol is safe.
The attack looks like from a phishing attack. Both teams responded quickly. All good. Sorry for the alarm.
Learn to protect yourself from phishing. Don’t click on links. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/FIXebz3iBC
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) July 11, 2022
In the wake of the hack, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao sounded the alarms, saying that the “potential exploit” of the Uniswap protocol on the ETH network may be exploited. The Uniswap team responded to Zhao’s first article quickly, noting that the attack was part of a phishing scheme rather than an error in the protocol.
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