In the past week, the crypto world has been rocked by a series of high-profile incidents, resulting in a staggering $12.6 million in losses! Stars Arena, a FriendTech-inspired social platform, was hit by a devastating security breach, losing $3 million in AVAX tokens. However, they managed to recover 90% of the stolen funds, marking an intriguing turn of events. On the Avalanche network, Platypus Finance fell victim to three attacks, losing $2.2 million, with flash loans wreaking havoc once again. And if that wasn't enough, the FinSoul token team orchestrated a $1.3 million exit scam, leaving investors in shock. Stay tuned as we dive deeper into these crypto rollercoaster events and explore the dark underbelly of the blockchain world in next week's investigation. Don't miss out on this wild ride!
In this week's episode, we dive into some major developments in the world of cybersecurity and crypto! Mixin Network's recent $200 million exploit revelation has sent shockwaves through the crypto community, with tantalizing hints of an "optimistic" twist yet to be fully unveiled. Meanwhile, Nansen's security hiccup exposed user data, reminding us all of the importance of safeguarding our information online. Join us as we explore the thrilling tale of security researcher Sam Curry's overseas adventure and federal interrogation. And don't forget to mark your calendars for next week, when we'll be unveiling the Hack3d Security Report for Q3 – a treasure trove of security stats and insights you won't want to miss! Stay tuned, stay secure!
This week on Security in 60 Seconds, we delve into the latest security threats and vulnerabilities in the digital landscape. CertiK has reported ten incidents over the past week, resulting in a staggering $5.4 million in losses, with the majority attributed to a significant ice phishing incident. The episode also highlights concerning phishing attempts impersonating Stretto, the claims agent for the Celsius bankruptcy proceedings, which managed to circumvent sender policy framework checks. Additionally, we explore the repercussions of a social engineering attack on Balancer's DNS service provider, leading to a loss of $238,000, and discuss the potential of decentralized blockchain-based DNS as a solution. To cap it off, we uncover a new cloud-native cryptojacking operation targeting Amazon Web Services offerings. Stay informed and secure by tuning in to our weekly updates and following us on social media for the latest in Web3 security.