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Wormhole cryptotrading company turns over $340,000,000 to criminals – Naked Security

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To misquote (and, certainly, to mispunctuate) Charles Dickens: it was one of the best of blockhains; it was the worst of blockchains.

This week, cryptocurrency firm Wormhole lived as much as its title by exposing an exploitable vulnerability that apparently allowed cybercriminals to run off with an eye-watering 120,000 Ether tokens.

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Assuming a conversion charge of ETH1 = US$2800, that comes out near $340,000,000.

You’ll discover point out of this cyberheist on Wormole’s Twitter feed (@wormholecrypto), below an apparently un-ironic heading that describes the corporate’s enterprise as:

Interoperability protocol powering the seamless switch of worth and data throughout 7 excessive worth chains with only one integration”

“Seamless switch” certainly!