Team of 'White Hat' Hackers Sought to Slow Down Solana Attack
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The official Solana Status Twitter account said that an investigation into the exploit that resulted in a loss of $4.5 million in SOL currency was due to private key information inadvertently transmitted to an application monitoring service and not a compromise of the Solana protocol or cryptography.
The account said that the exploit was isolated to one wallet on Solana, and the hardware wallets used by Slope remain secure. Some Phantom wallets were also drained of their SOL and tokens in the attack. However, it appears that those wallets’ holders had previously interacted with a Slope wallet.
Slope released its own statement just before the Solana Status thread. It acknowledges that Slope wallets were included in the hack but did not explicitly detail what happened, nor has the firm taken responsibility for the attacks.
During the hack, a team of five to ten“white hat” vigilante hackers used the developer’s script to spam what Solana co-founder Anatoly Y…
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