DeFi investors have been left reeling after a wave of 26 exploits resulted in losses exceeding $211.5M in March 2023. The most significant of these attacks was the Euler Finance hack, which caused an estimated loss of $197M.
According to reports, the exploiter responsible for the EulerFinance hack has returned 84,963.4 Ethereum (ETH) (worth approximately $152.8M) and 29.9 million DAI to the Deployer. However, concerns remain, as the hacker has already transferred 1,100 ETH to Tornado Cash, a privacy-focused Ethereum mixer.
The EulerFinance hack underscores the decentralized finance sector’s ongoing security challenges, which have been a critical driver of innovation and growth in the blockchain space. DeFi protocols, which enable users to trade, lend, and borrow without intermediaries, have become popular in recent years but remain vulnerable to hacks and exploits.
As per the recent tweet, Euler Labs has topped the list of platforms that have suffered the highest losses due to hacks or exploits. The tweet also mentions several other media, including Safemoon, ParaSpace, General Bytes ATM, Tenderfi, and Swerve Finance, which have also encountered significant losses due to security vulnerabilities.
Recent reports indicate that there may be a connection between the hackers responsible for the Euler Finance hack and the Ronin Network hack. The suspicions arose after discovering that an entity that exploited Euler Finance’s protocol sent 100 Ether to a wallet allegedly associated with the Lazarus Group, which was responsible for the Ronin Network hack.