Multichain Losses Reportedly Exceed USD 3M As Critical Vulnerability Remains Unsolved
Losses of the cross-chain router protocol (CRP) Multichain have reportedly exceeded USD 3m as the protocol is still prone to additional hacks and exploitation.
Tal Be’ery, co-founder of the crypto wallet app ZenGo, claimed that the “hack is far from being over.” He added that hackers have continued to exploit the project.
Likewise, security and data analytics company PeckShield said it has discovered that critical vulnerabilities in multiple chain bridges continue to persist.
“It turns out AnyswapV3ERC20/AnyswapV4ERC20/AnyswapV5ERC20 are all vulnerable to another critical vulnerability. And MultichainOrg makes use of a privileged function to *DRAIN* the funds of multiple chain-bridges (~[USD] 44.5M: [USD] 38M in AVAX , [USD] 5M in BSC, [USD] 1.5M Polygon),” the firm tweeted.
Earlier this week, Multichain urged users to remove approvals for wrapped ether (WETH), PERI, OMT, WBNB, MATIC, and AVAX, warning that otherwise their assets would be exposed to breaches.
On Tuesday, Multichain tweeted that hackers have managed to siphon WETH 445 (USD 1.4m) from users.
⚠️⚠️Users haven't revoked weth approval are currently being exploited (445weth total affected)! Remove approvals here: https://t.co/S9nDfrtS0G , as per yesterday's instructions (https://t.co/CBD4AdgzI6), to be sure your funds are safe.— Multichain (Previously Anyswap) (@MultichainOrg) January 18, 2022
Meanwhile, some Multichain users have accused the platform of not providing clear information or enough support about the ongoing problems. Some even pointed out the project’s contradicting messages.
“I can’t be the only one who’s incredibly confused by MultichainOrg’s messaging here,” tweeted ChainLinkGod.eth 2.0, a commentator and podcaster — including screenshots of Multichain’s posts that claimed that “funds were safe and unsafe at the same time.”
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