• SushiSwap has recovered $186,000 worth of ether (ETH) from a hacker who exploited a vulnerability in the ‘RouterProcessor2’ contract.
• Blockchain security firm Blocksec detected malicious activity during the attack attempt and was able to retrieve part of the funds.
• SushiSwap is working on a retrieval plan to secure the stolen funds and make affected users whole.
A hacker drained $3.3 million from one of SushiSwap’s user wallets this weekend, exploiting a vulnerability in the ‘RouterProcessor2’ contract used to conduct trade routing on the exchange. Blockchain security firm Blocksec detected suspicious activity during the attack attempt and was able to recover 100 ETH worth $186,000.
SushiSwap is currently working on a retrieval plan to secure the stolen funds and make affected users whole. Lead developer Jared Grey stated that “the team is working diligently to mitigate risk and retrieve user funds.” White hat hackers have also been helping with recovery efforts, attempting to reclaim more of the lost money.
The crypto industry is abuzz with discussion about how best to prevent similar exploits in future, as well as what this means for Sushi community members going forward. The pseudonymous investor BowtiedBull discussed these issues with ‘The Hash’ panel recently, exploring potential solutions for improved security protocols within decentralized finance services.
Overall, while it’s unfortunate that an exploit occurred at all, it’s encouraging that actions have been taken swiftly and successfully by blockchain security experts and white hats alike to help return some of the lost capital back into its rightful owners’ hands. Going forward, we can only hope that similar incidents will be prevented before they occur through greater diligence when it comes to protocol maintenance and development efforts among DeFi projects like SushiSwap.
SushiSwap has recovered $186,000 worth of ether following an exploit where one of its users’ wallets were drained by a hacker for $3.3 million over this past weekend . The entire crypto industry is now discussing improved security protocols within decentralized finance services after this incident happened . Blockchain security experts were able to stop further damage by intercepting part of these funds , while white hats are still trying their best in order recover even more .