Curve Finance attack: 83% of stolen crypto recovered

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One of the industry’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges Binance has managed to recover a major part of the cryptocurrency funds from a recent hack.

The news of the recovery was announced by the exchange’s CEO Changpeng CZ Zhao, who Tweeted that $450,000 USD worth of funds were recovered – more than 80% of the total funds lost through the attack.

As per Zhao’s announcement, the hacker was detected by Binance and the firm is now working to return the funds to the owners.

The Curve Finance attack

Earlier in the week, the Curve Finance team detected the attack and issued a warning that users should suspend activity on the website until further news was given. An hour after this, the decentralized platform announced that it had resolved the issue. During the attack, however, the hacker was able to steal over $535,000 USD worth of US Dollar Coin ($USDC) before the team was able to identify and resolve the issue.

An investigation into the attack showed that the hacker was able to compromise the domain name system of the platform, which led to false transactions getting signed – which allowed the attacker to steal funds from users. The attackers sent the funds to various exchanges and cryptocurrency mixers to avoid the cryptocurrency getting tracked. With the funds sent into Binance, however, the majority of the funds have been traced.

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