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Ankr and Helio crypto-heist

Updated on 2022-12-07: Helio crypto-heist

Apparently, as Binance was working with Ankr to prevent the hacker from stealing BNB coins, this left the door open for another attacker to exploit the Helio platform and steal $15 million. See CoinDesk’s explanation for what happened. It’s hard to keep track of the card castle that cryptocurrency protocols are starting to look like. Read more: How Attackers Made $15M From Staking Platform Helio After Ankr Exploit

Updated on 2022-12-05

DeFi protocol Ankr revealed suffering a cyberattack in which the threat actor was able to mint 6 quadrillion aBNBc tokens and later convert it into $5 million. Read more: DeFi Protocol Ankr to Reimburse Users Affected by $5M Exploit

Overview: Ankr crypto-heist

Cryptocurrency platform Binance said it paused its integration with the Ankr DeFi protocol after an attacker used a leaked Ankr platform developer key and minted Binance BNB coins worth more than $4 billion in fiat currency. The attacker is believed to have stolen roughly $5 million worth of cryptocurrency before Binance stopped in to cut off their access, although it appears that Binance did manage to freeze $3 million of this. Read more: Unknown Hacker Makes Away With $5 million From Ankr Protocol

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