U.S. Sanctions More North Korean ETH Addresses Over $600M Ronin Hack

The U.S. Department of the Treasury last week connected North Korean hacking organization Lazarus to an ETH wallet used in last month’s $622 million Ronin Network hack, a sidechain established for the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity. Now, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) has added three Ethereum addresses to its blacklist, including […]

Treasury Dept. Sanctions More North Korea-Linked ETH Wallets Over $600M Ronin Hack

The operators of the Ronin exploit wallet, said by the FBI and OFAC to be North Korea’s Lazarus hacking group, have been laundering funds by moving them from a sanctioned address to an intermediary address before sending the funds to Tornado Cash, a mixer designed to obfuscate the source and destination of funds moved through […]

Binance recovers $5.8M in funds connected to Ronin bridge exploit

Via a Twitter post on Friday, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, said that the cryptocurrency exchange recovered $5.8 million spread over 86 accounts in digital assets moved to the exchange by Lazarus Group. Last month, the North Korean cyber-criminal group allegedly stole 173,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USD Coin (USDC), worth over $600 million […]

North Korean Lazarus Group allegedly behind Ronin Bridge hack

The United States Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) list was updated Thursday to reflect the possibility that North Korean cyber-criminal Lazarus Group was behind last month’s hack of the Ronin Bridge, in which over 173,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USD Coin (USDC) was taken, Chainalysis […]

US Officials Tie North Korean Hacker Group to Axie’s Ronin Exploit

Ronin – a sidechain that is connected to the main Ethereum blockchain but allows the developers behind play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis, to support faster and cheaper transactions – was hacked last month, losing 173,600 ETH and 25.5 million USDC, worth $625 million at the time. It ranks among the largest exploits in crypto […]

Ronin Exploiter Moved 21,000 Ether to Tornado Cash in Past Week

The entity behind Ronin’s unprecedented $655 million exploit in March has apparently moved tens of millions worth of stolen ether (ETH) through privacy protocol Tornado Cash in the past week, blockchain data from addresses connected to the exploiter show. Source link

The aftermath of Axie Infinity’s $650M Ronin Bridge hack

In late March, Ronin, an Ethereum sidechain built for the popular play-to-earn nonfungible token game Axie Infinity, was hacked for over 173,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USD Coin (USDC) for a combined value of over $600 million.  The breach on the Ronin bridge was confirmed by Sky Mavis, the developers behind the popular play-to-earn […]

Axie Infinity Builder Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for $625M Ronin Hack, Exec Says

There are about 1.5 million players of the original Axie Infinity game, released two years ago. Axie Origin, a new game on the network, incorporated 300,000 testers, or unique players, on Thursday, giving them early access, Larsen said. The players came in without any token incentives or any way to play on mobile. Source link

How the Play-to-Earn Industry Can Rebuild Better After the Ronin Attack

In feudal Japan, the term ronin was used to describe a Japanese samurai without a master. Left alone due to the death of his lord, or loss of his privilege, a ronin was a warrior adrift, roaming at large, free from the constraints of loyalty. Expressed by two characters that literally mean floating and man, […]

How $600M Ethereum Ronin Hack Was Exposed Days Later

The Ethereum based bridge Ronin was hacked for $600 million in digital assets or 173,600 ETH and $25 million in USDC. This attack has become the largest in the history of decentralized finances (DeFi), surpassing the Poly Network hack which also exploited a bridge-rooted vulnerability. Related Reading | BadgerDAO Pulls A Poly Network As It […]