Updated on 2022-10-27: Binance hack investigation
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the company is narrowing down the identity of the hacker behind the recent $570 million hack of its BNB Chain platform earlier this month. Read more: Binance is ‘narrowing down’ identity of hacker behind $570 million crypto attack, CEO says
Updated on 2022-10-10: Binance hacked, about $100 million worth of its BNB tokens stolen
The Binance BNB Chain has been exploited by a hacker. However, instead of directly stealing funds, they brought new BNB coins into circulation in one of the largest hacks recorded in crypto so far. The hack happened on the Binance Bridge, where the attacker convinced the bridge to send them two waves of 1 million new BNB tokens, resulting in over $500 million worth of coins being sent into circulation.
The Chain was paused by the team before more damage could be done and some of the coins gained by the hacker were reportedly frozen, still apparently leaving the hacker with about $100 million of gains. CEO CZ tweeted “The issue is contained now. Your funds are safe. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide further updates accordingly”.
An exploit on a cross-chain bridge, BSC Token Hub, resulted in extra BNB. We have asked all validators to temporarily suspend BSC. The issue is contained now. Your funds are safe. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide further updates accordingly.
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) October 6, 2022
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