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Blueberry Protocol narrowly avoids $1.3 million hack

 -  23 février - 

The Blueberry defi leverage project had a bug in their lending contract, where improper decimal handling allowed for an exploit. An attacker tried to exploit the vulnerability, but was front-run by c0ffeebabe.eth, a well-known MEV bot operator and whitehat who has in the past been able to front-run other exploits and return the funds to the projects.About 457.7 ETH ($1.35 million) was (...)

 

DeezNutz_404 hacked for $170,000

 -  23 février - 

I might otherwise skip over news of a $170,000 hack, given how commonly thefts of that scale happen in the crypto world, but with a name like this... come on.One thing that keeps me from ever trying my hand as a crypto project hacker is that if I made $170,000 from exploiting a project called "DeezNutz_404", I would immediately be caught because I wouldn't be able to resist telling everyone (...)

 
 
 

Axie Infinity co-founder suffers $9.5 million loss after wallet compromise

 -  23 février - 

Jeff "Jihoz" Zirlin, a co-founder of the Axie Infinity blockchain game, lost around $9.5 million as two of his crypto wallets were compromised. The thief stole 3,248 ETH ($9.5 million), which they quickly laundered with the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixer.Some were briefly concerned that Axie Infinity's Ronin Bridge had been hacked (again), since the funds moved out of the bridge. Jihoz (...)

 
 
 

Influencer "Crypto Rover" accused of pump-and-dump and other shady behavior

 -  21 février - 

A popular cryptocurrency influencer known as "Crypto Rover" has been accused by blockchain sleuth zachxbt of shady behavior, including accepting promotional payments from crypto projects and then not following through on his end of the deal, dumping tokens after promising followers he would hold, and secretly purchasing tokens for memecoin projects before pumping the price by posting about (...)

 
 
 

Over $55 million taken from defunct AAX crypto exchange

 -  21 février - 

The Hong Kong-based AAX cryptocurrency exchange suspended withdrawals in November 2022, only days after the FTX collapse and related chaos in the cryptocurrency world. They claimed that user funds were safe, but the exchange never restored service. A month later, police arrested two of the company's executives.Now, over a year later, the Cyvers blockchain security firm has observed more than (...)

 
 
 

Airdrop hunters spam Github projects

 -  19 février - 

After projects like Celestia and Starknet distributed airdrops of crypto tokens to people who had contributed to their open source Github repositories, airdrop hunters have begun spamming other projects in hope that they might one day receive tokens for their "contributions". In the recent Starknet airdrop, one individual received 1,800 STRK (~$3,200 at current estimates, though the token (...)

 
 
 

FixedFloat exchange hacked for $26 million

 -  19 février - 

The FixedFloat cryptocurrency exchange was exploited for around 409 BTC (~$21.17 million) and 1,728 ETH (~$4.85 million) for a total loss of just over $26 million. FixedFloat is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that doesn't require user registration or Know Your Customer, making it popular for hackers looking to launder stolen funds.FixedFloat first wrote that they had "encountered (...)

 
 
 

Yuga Labs acquires Moonbirds amid speculation of insider trading

 -  17 février - 

On February 16, the NFT giant Yuga Labs announced it would be acquiring the Moonbirds NFT project. This adds to list of blue-chip NFT collections controlled by Yuga Labs, which already included their original Bored Ape Yacht Club and spin-off NFT collections, and the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections they acquired in March 2022. Decentralized!Anyway, after the acquisition was announced, (...)

 
 
 

Trader loses $4.5 million in phishing attack

 -  17 février - 

A trader known as kirilm.eth fell victim to a phishing attack, losing over 180 million BEAM tokens to a scammer. BEAM is a token belonging to the Beam blockchain gaming network, built by the Merit Circle DAO.The stolen tokens were notionally priced at around $5.14 million, although the sale of the stolen tokens resulted in a price drop that meant the attacker ultimately was only able to (...)

 
 
 

Creator of "Robotos" NFT project, once collaborating on a TV series with TIME studios, accused of rug pull

 -  16 février - 

Pablo Stanley, an artist who created the "Robotos" generative NFT collection, posted two final messages from the Robotos Twitter account. First, "it was a good run! thank u, all!", then an image of the Twitter log-out button with "forever and ever".Rewind to November 2021, when it was announced that TIME Magazine's film and production studio would be collaborating with Stanley to develop a (...)

 
 

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