The Solana Foundation, the organization behind the Solana (SOL) crypto project, acknowledged that around 7,767 SOL crypto wallet accounts were hacked.
“The hack allowed thieves to drain crypto from a number of wallets in Solana. As of 5 a.m. UTC, approximately 7,767 wallets had been affected. The hack has affected several wallets, including Slope and Phantom.” Solana Foundation on Twitter.
An exploit allowed a malicious actor to drain funds from a number of wallets on Solana. As of 5am UTC approximately 7,767 wallets have been affected.
The exploit has affected several wallets, including Slope and Phantom. This appears to have affected both mobile and extension.
— Solana Status (@SolanaStatus) August 3, 2022
The Solana Foundation also ensures that there are no crypto wallets of this type hardware affected, so users are advised to send crypto SOL and other tokens based on the Solana blockchain to such wallets.
“There is no evidence that hardware wallet hit too. Users are strongly encouraged to use this type of wallet with a new seed phrase,’ he said.
About 1 hour ago Solana’s side published online form so that users can report their losses, as part of further investigations into massive hacking cases.
Founder and CEO of Solana Labs, Anatoly Yakovenko also commented on the incident. It asks affected users to provide further information.
The total amount of crypto stolen is still unknown, although it is believed reach millions of dollars.
Previously, it was reported that Solana (SOL), Phantom Wallet and Slope crypto wallets were attacked by hackers a few hours ago. Thousands of accounts wallet exposed and a number of SOL cryptocurrencies disappeared.
OtterSec analysis shows transactions signed by owners, which auditors believe exists private key which has been controlled by hackers.
Account wallet who had been inactive for more than six months appeared to be the hardest hit, according to reports on Twitter. Users of the Phantom and Slope wallets said they had lost funds.
Blockchain research firm PeckShield, early August 3rd say this hack may be due to “supply chain issues” which have been exploited to steal private key user.
One user, on Twitter, @Paladinsaid some of the victims admitted their wallets were “drained at random.”
“They lost thousands and most of their money, so they were quite depressed,” they said.
@Paladin refers to two address The massive balance allegedly belongs to hackers who have a combined balance of around 37,777 SOL (US$1.5 million). There’s also address others, about 2,402 SOL (US$95,000).
The price of the SOL crypto suffered from the attack. Based on data from CoinGecko, SOL was trading at around US$38.55, down 4.4 percent in the last 24 hours. [ps]