Giant hack in progress on Ethereum: 160 million dollars stolen from Wintermute

One more hack – The news has just fallen, Wintermute, the market making platform has been the target of a major hack. Several tens of millions of dollars were stolen.

Just an hour ago Evgeny Gaevoy the CEO of wintermute took to Twitter to announce that the platform had been the target of a hack.

Tweet posted by Evgeny Gaevoy following the Wintermute hack.

Thus, he revealed that 160 million dollars had been stolen on operations Challenge of the company. Indeed, CeFi and OTC operations (Over The Counter) would not have been affected by the attack.

He nevertheless wishes to reassure users and investors, by declaring that the platform remains solvent. Indeed, he has more than twice that amount left in equity.

In additionEvgeny Gaevoy wished to reassure the rest of the community vis-à-vis a potential dump massive (collapse) of stolen assets:

“Of the 90 assets that were hacked, only two were for notional amounts greater than $1 million. So there shouldn’t be any major collapse. »

List of assets stolen during the Wintermute hack.
List of assets stolen during the Wintermute hack.

Finally, Gaevoy announced that Wintermute was ready to treat this attack as a white hat maneuver. This leaves open the door to negotiations with the attacker.

This major hack could take 7th place in the ranking of the worst hacks maintained by the Rekt media.

More recently, several million dollars were stolen following a flaw in Profanitythe vanity address generation tool on Ethereum.

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