BlockThreat - Week 18, 2022
Blender | MM Finance | Bistroo | Fortress | OpenSea
The crypto winter is here which is a great time to take a break from market madness and prepare for the next wave of new projects with their novel security challenges. From better investigative and monitoring tooling, research into smart contract and blockchain security topics to building up defenses around users and their wallets the time is right to invest in the future security of our ecosystem. In this spirit, today’s edition focuses on a number of excellent research papers which hopefully inspire you to deep dive on one of many blockchain security related topics. Enjoy!
U.S. Treasury Issues First-Ever Sanctions on a Virtual Currency Mixer, Targets DPRK Cyber Threats. Blender was used to launder over $20.5M in Bitcoin sourced from the recent Axie Infinity hack.
Juno Blockchain community votes on the governance proposal to confiscate $36M of JUNO tokens from an investor, but ends up transferring them to the wrong wallet.
Monkey Business by Rekt.
OpenSea Discord server compromised to promote a phishing website.
On May 7, 2022 Bistroo lost $47k as a result of a reentrancy vulnerability.
On May 8, 2022 Fortress Protocol was exploited for $3M using a price oracle manipulation vulnerability in addition to a malicious governance proposal.
NFTs Emerge as the Next Enterprise Attack Vector to spread malware.
Overview of Web3 Smart Contract Hacking by Duncan Townsend.
A fascinating on and off chain investigation by ZachXBT identifying thieves behind a recent Solana wallet compromise.
TWAP Oracle Attacks: Easier Done than Said? by MTorgin.
Staking requirements for MEV on ETH2 by MTorgin.
Flashbots by BitMEX.
Web3 Kill Chain by Forta.
Profiling DeFi and Web3 heists by @puntium.
Auditor’s Roadmap by razzorsec.
How funds are laundered without mixing platforms by SlowMist.
Ethereum Signature Database by samczsun.
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