In the early hours of August 3, the Solana ecosystem reported that it was the subject of a massive and organized attack, which affected more than 8,000 wallets with different tokens supported by it. The platform then announced the launch of investigations in collaboration with other teams. This, in order to identify the source of the attack and shed light on this story.
Solana saved by a white hat ?
If Solana takes action on her side to get her hands on the attacker, we learn that a white hack would have solved the riddle. The latter, who uses the nickname @ lordnarfz0g on Twitter, is an assiduous hacker hunter. He used a security flaw that exists in NFTs to get there and it only took him 15 minutes.
Indeed, the security weakness related to NFTs allows a disingenuous individual to collect a lot of data via any non-fungible token. By coding a program linked to the opening of an NFT by its owner, it is possible to extract the request for metadata made at the time of the click. It becomes possible for the hacker to retrieve this data including the victim’s IP address.
Thanks to this technique, the hacker was trapped when he received the token. The operation then allowed the white hat to retrieve the IP address of the thief, which according to initial observations he would have a wallet ghost.
The White hat he added that the NFT he sent is nothing more than a black and white photo showing naked women.
The contribution of white hat Solana’s efforts to find the hacker who attacked her users’ accounts will speed up the resolution of the problem. We can expect to discover her identity in the next few days.
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