Ethical Hacker Restores $5.4 Million After Identifying Vulnerability in DeFi Protocol

A white-hat hacker has returned $5.4 million worth of Ether to Curve Finance after exploiting the DeFi protocol. The exploit was caused by malfunctioning reentrancy locks on versions of the Vyper programming language and resulted in losses of around $47 million.

Fake Refund Scheme Promoted Amid Chaos

Amid the chaos, Twitter accounts impersonating Curve Finance and hack victims are promoting a fake refund scheme targeting those who already lost their funds in the recent hack.

Copycat Attacks on BNB Smart Chain

BNB Smart Chain has also suffered copycat attacks due to the Vyper vulnerability, with $73,000 stolen across three exploits.

SEC Implements New Cybersecurity Rules

Due to these incidents, the SEC has adopted new rules for cybersecurity.


It is crucial for DeFi protocols to prioritize security measures and address vulnerabilities promptly to prevent significant losses and protect users’ funds.

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