Thousands of Solana crypto wallets drained in yet another massive hack
Solana keep getting drain
Another day, another crypto hack – and I do mean that literally.
Just a day after a massive hack resulted in roughly $190 million of crypto assets missing from Ronin crypto bridge, Solana users appear to be targeted by a widespread hack, with crypto assets being drained from their wallets.
The details of the hack are unclear at this point, though it appears that some users of software Solana wallets, including Phantom and Slope, are having funds drained from them. According to Solana's official "status" account on Twitter, "approximately 7,767 wallets have been affected," and it's happening for users of both the mobile wallets and the browser extensions.
"Engineers from multiple ecosystems, with the help of several security firms, are investigating drained wallets on Solana. There is no evidence hardware wallets are impacted," wrote Solana.
Phantom said on Twitter that it "does not believe this is a Phantom-specific issue." The company says it will share more information as soon as it can.
Slope said that it's "actively working to sort out the issue as rapidly as possible and rectify best we can."
UPDATE: Aug. 3, 2022, 3:21 p.m. EDT Security expert @HelpedHope who's been working with the Solana team to track down the issue chimed in with a few additional details. While he claims that there's no "clear explanation yet," he reiterated that the Solana network is "fine." Given that the attack is not on a specific wallet provider but on multiple wallets and on multiple operating systems on both mobile and desktop, it might take a while for the exact cause to be found. In the meantime, according to Dune analytics, 7,945 wallets have been compromised.
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