BlockThreat - Week 13, 2001
ForceDAO | Trezor | Paradigm | Geth | Handshake | Delta Finance
|Peter Kacherginsky||Apr 6|
Welcome to this week’s edition of Blockchain Threat Intelligence where we will explore a couple of hacks in DeFi space including an unusual spam campaign by a disgruntled operator, several blockchain node vulnerabilities one of them a critical minting bug, and the latest trends in the use of cryptocurrencies by criminals. In case you had the pleasure of competing in Paradigm CTF earlier this year be sure to check out team’s solutions below.
I also wanted to share a new directory of blockchain incidents in my side project OpenBlockSec. The directory contains all know security incidents related to cryptocurrency exchanges, DeFi applications, blockchains, node and wallet software, and other related subjects. The goal of the directory is to learn about the past trends, mistakes and extrapolate lessons for today’s world. It already seems like exchange security incidents of 2011 are oddly similar to DeFi incidents in 2021 in their financial impact, frequency, and seeming lack of accountability.
Paradigm released CTF solutions on their official github page.
Massive 8.2TB dataleak from MobiKwik mobile payment processor sold on the dark web for 1.5 BTC.
Robert M.C. Forster from ArmorFi made the promised tattoo of Alexander Schlindwein (Bobface) for discovering a critical bug.
On April 4th, 2021 ForceDAO an insufficient validation vulnerability in the deposit function was exploited to steal 183 ETH (~$367K). The contract was first exploited by a whitehat who later returned 15.8M FORCE ($9.6M) followed by two blackhats.
The Block Mined In January, 584942419325 by samczsun documents a bug in Geth’s uncle validation routine which could have caused a fork.
BTCPay patched a critical vulnerability in the docker deployment after it was responsibly disclosed by Tesla.
An iPhone user was scammed out of 17.1 BTC after he downloaded a fake Trezor app on Apple’s App Store.
Multiple Monero and Grin cryptomining images discovered on Docker Hub.
OpenBlockSec - BlockSec Incidents Directory
Resources for learning smart contract security by Immunefi.
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