- Large-scale hack in the Solana network
- Hackers withdrew over $5 million from wallets, which is increasing.
- Here is a list of urgent actions for Solana users
The Solana network has been the victim of a massive hacker attack. During the night, the criminals have already withdrawn more than $5 million, and the counter continues to grow. More than 8,000 Phantom, Trust Wallet, and Slope wallets were hacked.
What is known so far:
- Hackers withdraw native tokens SOL and SPL (USDC).
- Phantom and Slope wallets are vulnerable.
- Revoking permissions won’t help. Also, unlinking from sites will not work – money was lost even from wallets that did not have a link.
- Most likely, the exploit is associated with stealing seed phrases and keys through a browser vulnerability. Transactions are signed on behalf of the wallet owner.
Addresses that were inactive for more than 6 months mostly suffered. But chats also report theft from active wallets.
Urgent Rescue Measures
Users urgently need to send all their funds to a cold wallet. If it is not there, temporarily transfer the tokens to the exchange.
- On Solscan, you can put a notification in the mail about all the transactions of your wallets.
- Update your browsers.
- Just in case, protect the Solana-based NFTs as well. They can be listed on the exchanges at overpricing.
- It’s a good time for traders to short Solana, but they already know it.