Happy Tuesday, Blockfolians
In what has got to be one of the fastest and strangest about faces in hacking history, the person who exploited dForce over the weekend to make off with $25m has…..given it all back.
Apparently, the hacker accidentally left traces of identifiable information that then allowed authorities in Singapore to trace their IP address. Returning the money then became a way to lesson future punishment?
All in all, a weird, weird saga. It’s great for dForce and their users that the locked value was returned, but is still a reminder of how early - and how fragile - DeFi is.
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