$8 million embezzled after hack

Nearly 8,000 wallets were targeted by a massive attack on one of the largest crypto ecosystems.

Solana in turmoil. The blockchain has confirmed a massive attack on its system with nearly 8,000 virtual wallets (wallets) siphoned off. In total, the amount of the theft would be 8 million dollars, according to the TechCrunch site.

Solana, one of the most popular platforms and direct competitor of Ethereum, indicated that a flaw in the Slope online wallet, associated with the blockchain, had been exploited for this major hack.

In a statement, Slope said it was “actively conducting internal investigations and audits” to try to understand what happened. Phantom wallets were also reportedly targeted by the hack. According to Solana, the blockchain itself was not affected by the attack.

Repeated failures

This is not the first attack suffered by the Solana ecosystem. In early July, the Crema Finance protocol, also hosted on Solana, was targeted by a hack worth $8.7 million.

The breakdowns have also been chained in recent months. The latest was in early June and had halted trading for several hours. The solana, cryptocurrency of the same name as the platform had then unscrewed by 12%. This cryptocurrency is in the top 10 of the largest cryptocurrencies in terms of capitalization according to data from Coinmarketcap, with 13 billion in capitalization.

After recovering at the end of July, the solana fell again to settle on Thursday at 38 dollars against 224 dollars in November 2021 at its highest.

Thomas Leroi Journalist BFM Business

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