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Decentralized Music Platform Audius Identifies Supply of USD 6M Exploit, Says it Utilized a Patch

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Decentralized music platform Audius has recognized the bug that had allowed a hacker to go a malicious governance proposal and switch tokens price USD 6m, including that they’ve utilized a patch to regain management of the protocol.

In a autopsy, the protocol stated {that a} vulnerability in its governance, staking, and delegation contracts on Ethereum (ETH) allowed a hacker to use the contract initialization code on July 23 and maliciously switch AUDIO 18m (USD 6.075m) held by the neighborhood treasury.

Audius stated that the compromised set of contracts was audited by blockchain safety agency OpenZeppelin on August 25, 2020, previous to deployment, and by one other safety agency Kudelski on October 27, 2021.

“Thankfully, the Audius group was capable of develop and apply a patch to shortly regain management of the protocol earlier than the attacker may do extra injury,” the group claimed.

On the time of the assault, the tokens have been price USD 6.1m. Nonetheless, Etherescan transactions present that the attacker managed to run away with ETH 704.9 (price USD 1.073m) after dumping the tokens that resulted in most slippage.

The group additionally claimed that the “overwhelming majority” of Audius basis, group, neighborhood, and different funds are protected and have been unaffected by the incident. “Work is in progress in collaboration with the neighborhood on potential remediations for the lack of funds, and we’re lucky that many choices are nonetheless accessible,” they stated.

In the meantime, at 7:28 UTC on Monday morning, Audius’ native token AUDIO is buying and selling at round USD 0.33, down by 2% in a day and greater than 4% in per week.

Notably, Audius shouldn’t be the one decentralized finance (DeFi) undertaking that has fallen sufferer to a hack over the previous couple of days.

Digital pet-owning sport Neopets additionally confirmed late final week that it had suffered a breach of information, that e mail accounts and passwords “might have been affected,” they usually suggest that customers change their passwords.

“Neopets just lately turned conscious that buyer knowledge might have been stolen. We instantly launched an investigation assisted by a number one forensics agency. We’re additionally participating regulation enforcement and enhancing the protections for our techniques and our consumer knowledge,” the corporate wrote in a Twitter thread on Thursday.


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