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Crypto-related exploits, hacks, and scams in May resulted in nearly $60 million in losses, according to blockchain security firm Certik.
On May 31, CertiK confirmed that malicious players in the industry stole $59.8 million through exit scams, flash loan attacks, and DeFi protocol exploits. This brought the total year-to-date malicious losses to $489.57 million.
In April, Certik reported total malicious losses of $103 million, making May’s figure a significant reduction over the previous month.
Recent major attacks
On-chain Dectective ZachXBT reported an exit scam by crypto investment platform Morgan DF Fintoch, which allegedly stole $31.6 million. CryptoSlate reported that the company made several fake claims and used a paid actor as its CEO.
The Jimbos protocol’s $7.5 million flash loan exploit lost 4,000 Ethereum (ETH) on May 28. The team said it was now working with law enforcement agencies after its 10% bounty offer to return stolen funds was ignored.
Other notable incidents include The Tornado Cash (TORN) governance attack, which led to a significant drop in the token price, and the Deus DAO burn function exploit, resulting in a $6.5 million loss.
Additionally, copycat meme coins remain a problem. One such case was the launch of a token imitating $PSYOP. The token’s creator, eth_ben, accused @3orovik of taking the PSYOP name, adding that users could not distinguish the two tokens.
Hackers are still relying on mixers to move their ill-gotten funds. As of May 31, Peckshield reported that malicious players transferred 956 ETH and 8,410 BNB into Tornado Cash, while 450 BNB were sent to Fixed Float.
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