On February 2, the hacker managed to hack the Wormhole protocol and steal a $ 320 million in ETH (at the current exchange rate).
Another hack, this time for $ 320 million
The attacker exploited the vulnerability of Solana blockchain bridge to mint 120,000 wETH coins that were not backed by Ethereum. The organizer of the attack then exchanged the assets for ETH, withdrew them from the protocol and spent part of the stolen funds on the purchase of the NFT.
The vulnerability that allowed hackers to create wETH using a smart contract in the Rust programming language became known as 1З. January. Rust fixed the bug, but the team did not update the software so the attacker could carry out the attack.