88% of Nomad Bridge exploiters were ‘copycats’ — Report

Close to 90% of addresses taking part in the $186 million Nomad Bridge hack last week have been identified as “copycats,” making off with a total of $88 million worth of tokens on Aug. 1, a new report has revealed. In an Aug. 10 Coinbase blog, authored by Peter Kacherginsky, Coinbase’s principal blockchain threat intelligence researcher, and Heidi Wilder, a senior associate of the special investigations team, the pair confirmed what many had suspected during the bridge hack on Aug. 1 — that once the initial hackers figured out how…

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White hat hackers have returned $32.6M worth of tokens to Nomad bridge

Mere hours after the Nomad token bridge published an Ethereum wallet address last week for the return of funds following a $190 million hack, whitehat hackers have since returned approximately $32.6 million worth of funds. The vast majority of funds consisted of stablecoins USD Coin (USDC), Tether (USDT) and Frax, along with altcoins.  According to research published by Paul Hoffman of BestBrokers, the vulnerability of the Nomad protocol was highlighted in Nomad’s recent audit by Quantstamp on June 6 and was deemed “Low Risk.” As soon as the exploit was…

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Solana and Nomad bridge fall prey to exploits losing millions

Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week. This past week, the DeFi ecosystem saw two exploits one after another resulting in the loss of millions of dollars. First, cross-bridge token platform Nomad became a victim of what many deemed a decentralized robbery that saw almost $190 million drained out of their wallets. Solana ecosystem became the victim of a widespread unknown attack that saw thousands of wallets getting drained out of…

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Nomad announces $190 million bounty for lost funds from recent hack

Nomad announced a bounty of up to 10% for the return of the stolen funds from the Nomad bridge. In a website announcement and tweet, the company publicly provided a wallet address for sending the funds. The bounty is applicable to anyone who comes forward from now on or already returned funds. At the time of writing, Nomad recovered more than $20 million.  The Nomad token bridge suffered a massive hack on Aug. 2. This incident was among the largest in the history of crypto hacks, with nearly $200 million…

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Nomad reportedly ignored security vulnerability that led to $190M exploit

The Nomad token bridge hack on Aug. 3 was the fourth largest crypto hack in history that saw nearly $200 million worth of crypto assets drained from the platform. However, more than the hack, the methodology behind it garnered widespread attention. The exploit took place due to a smart contract vulnerability that saw hundreds of users other than the hacker also get involved, taking away as much as they can by simply copy-pasting the transaction data used by the initial hacker and changing the wallet address to theirs. The event…

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Nomad token bridge drained of $190M in funds in security exploit

The Nomad token bridge appears to have experienced a security exploit that has allowed hackers to systematically drain the bridge’s funds over a long series of transactions. Nearly the entire $190.7 million in crypto has been removed from the bridge, with only $651.54 left remaining in the wallet, according to decentralized finance (DeFi) tracking platform DeFi Llama. Nomad bridge is getting drained, your funds might be at risk and might be able to still withdraw the remaining funds ⚠️ https://t.co/RgYmjSV9eB — stani.lens (,) (@StaniKulechov) August 1, 2022 The first suspicious transaction, which…

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