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 several tokens backed by it. The platform then announced the launch of investigations in collaboration with other teams. This, in order to locate the source of the attack and shed light on this affair.
Solana saved by a white hat ?
If Solana activates on her side to get her hands on the author of the attacks, we learn that a white hack would have solved the puzzle. The latter, who uses the nickname @lordnarfz0g on Twitter, is a regular in the hunt for hackers. 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 an individual in bad faith 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 metadata request made at the time of the click. It becomes possible for the hacker to recover 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 recover the IP address of the thief, who according to the first observations would have a wallet ghost.
The white hat added that the NFT he sent is nothing more than a black and white photo showing naked women.
The contribution of white hat in the efforts of Solana to find the hacker who attacked the accounts of its users will speed up the resolution of the problem. We can expect to find out his identity in the next few days.
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