Leading decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol SushiSwap’s CTO, Joseph Delong, announced today that its token launchpad platform, called Miso, has fallen victim to a hack attack involving $3 million worth of Ether (ETH).
As per Delong, the still anonymous hacker, only going by the GitHub handle ‘AristoK3’, introduced a malicious code into the front end of Miso. This is what the platform argues to have enabled him to replace the posted auction wallet address with his own.
Reports show that the hacker walked away with precisely 865 ETH by individually targeting the 2007 Kia Sedona non-fungible token (NFT) parody token auction project called the “Jay Pegs Auto Mart.”
While admittedly having a hard time pursuing the funds that were stolen, Delong later confirmed that SushiSwap currently has the support of both Binance and FTX regarding the matter. However, when Delong asked the two organizations mentioned above if they could share the suspected attacker’s KYC information, both declined to do so.
Delong then pointed his finger to blockchain developer Eratos as his prime suspect for the hack. At the moment of writing, Eratos is yet to respond to the accusations of the SushiSwap executive.