In 2023, the Web3 security landscape experienced significant changes, as detailed in CertiK's Annual Report. The year saw a notable decrease in financial losses due to hacks, scams, and exploits, down to $1.8 billion, which is 51% less than in 2022 and 65% lower than in 2021. Despite this positive trend, the number of incidents rose to 751, indicating ongoing vulnerabilities. November emerged as the costliest month, with losses totaling $363 million. Private key compromises were identified as a primary cause, responsible for half of the year's losses. The report also explores intriguing cases like KyberSwap and analyzes the correlation between DeFi’s Total Value Locked (TVL) and the losses incurred. CertiK's achievements in 2023 included launching the SkyInsights platform, earning accolades for mobile security, and receiving a significant bug bounty from SUI. This highlights the company’s proactive approach in the evolving field of Web3 security.
In this eye-opening video, we delve deep into the world of Honeypot contracts in Web3. Imagine digital honey traps promising rewards but designed to exploit your wallet's vulnerabilities, locking away your investments. We uncover the shocking tactics used by these contracts, including wallet blacklists, exorbitant sell taxes, and more. Learn from the infamous Squid Games token incident and discover crucial strategies to protect your crypto investments. From thorough research and advanced auditing tools to staying vigilant within the crypto community, we'll show you how to navigate this complex world and safeguard your assets. Your crypto security is paramount, and this video is your ultimate guide. Don't miss it!
Beware of the insidious "Pig Butchering" scams, a dangerous plot targeting vulnerable individuals, primarily women with substantial savings, promising immense wealth only to disappear with their hard-earned money. It's crucial to exercise extreme caution, verify investment claims rigorously, and never download suspicious software or apps without thorough checks. Stay vigilant for your digital safety. Recently, law enforcement has made strides against these fraudsters, but their intricate money laundering techniques on the blockchain make unraveling their deceitful layers a challenging task. At CertiK, we are dedicated to your safety. Join us in the fight against online fraud, stay informed, stay alert, and report suspicious activities on our platform at certik.com/resources. Let's protect our digital world together.