About 8 thousand wallets would have been emptied for damage that could be between 4.5 and 8 million dollars.
During the night, the Solana ecosystem was attacked by hackers. According to the first rumors, about 8,000 wallets would have been emptied for damage that could be between 4.5 and 8 million dollars. The theft involves the Sol and Spl20 tokens.
UPDATE: Over 8,000 #Solana wallets have fallen victim to the on-going hack, with more increasing by the minute.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) August 3, 2022
It would appear that affected users have not moved funds for at least six months. The cause of this attack is not yet known. Among the hypotheses, there would be that of an extension linked to the malicious smart contract, naively approved by the affected users. Some speculate that the “bug” may be connected to Magic Eden, the largest NFT (non-fungible token) market running on the Solana Blockchain.
The most affected portfolios are Phantom and Slope, also used by many Italian crypto-investors. These are “hot wallets” connected to the Solana blockchain. Hot wallets (crypto wallets always connected to the blockchain network for which they were created) are certainly more vulnerable than hard wallets (devices not connected to the network and specifically designed to store private keys in security).
For this reason, industry experts recommend moving your Solana to a hard wallet or, for those who do not have one at the moment, transfer the funds to cefi platforms (exchanges) considered safe and reliable (such as Binance or Ftx, up to proof to the contrary).