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Prisma Finance 11.6M Dollars Hack: Was it a Heroic Rescue or Cybercrime?

About six hours following the hack, the hacker broadcasted their message on the blockchain. Concurrently, blockchain security firms observed the hacker initiating exchanges of the pilfered funds for Ether.

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Prisma Finance 11.6M Dollars Hack: Was it a Heroic Rescue or Cybercrime?

Crypto News- A mysterious figure has emerged in the aftermath of the $11.6 million breach of Prisma Finance’s decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, claiming to be a ‘whitehat rescuer’ seeking to return the pilfered funds. According to messages left on the blockchain, the individual behind the exploit made contact shortly after the attack, expressing their intentions to restore the stolen assets.

Prisma Finance 11.6M Dollars Hack: Was it a Heroic Rescue or Cybercrime?

The plea for communication came from an address linked to the attack itself, adding a layer of intrigue to the unfolding drama. Prisma Finance promptly responded, directing the purported hacker to reach out via negotiations@prismafinance.com, signaling a willingness to engage in dialogue.

In the realm of cybersecurity, a ‘white hat hacker’ typically denotes an individual who leverages their skills to uncover vulnerabilities in software, often reporting their findings to the affected parties. However, in the cryptocurrency sphere, such acts of benevolence are often met with skepticism, as opportunistic hackers may exploit vulnerabilities before offering to return the funds in exchange for rewards or immunity.

Prisma Finance Attack Spurs 11.6 Million Dollars Loss, Halts DeFi Protocol for Investigation

The attack on Prisma Finance, which began on March 28th, prompted swift action from blockchain security firms, estimating the loss at $11.6 million. As the stolen funds were shuffled into various wallets and even a sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer, the DeFi protocol was temporarily halted for investigation.

The aftermath of the breach saw a significant drop in the total value locked in Prisma Finance’s protocol, reflecting the widespread impact of the incident. Meanwhile, the Prisma Governance Token experienced a sharp decline in value before staging a partial recovery, mirroring the uncertainty surrounding the project’s future.

Despite attempts to reach out for comment, Prisma Finance remained silent, underscoring the challenges facing the DeFi industry amidst persistent security threats. With cryptocurrency hacks and scams on the rise, the need for robust security measures has never been more apparent, lest the promise of decentralized finance be overshadowed by persistent vulnerabilities.

Prisma Finance 11.6M Dollars Hack: Was it a Heroic Rescue or Cybercrime?

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