According to blockchain security firm Certik, nearly $60 million was lost due to crypto-related exploits, hacks and scams in May.
CertiK on 31st May Confirmed Malicious players in the industry stole $59.8 million through exit scams, flash loan attacks, and DeFi protocol exploits. This brought the year-over-year malicious loss to $489.57 million.
Certik in April informed of Malicious losses totaled $103 million, making the May figure a significant decrease from the previous month.
recent major attacks
On-chain detective ZachXBT reported an exit scam by crypto investment platform Morgan DF Fintoc that allegedly stole $31.6 million. cryptoslate Told that the company made many fake claims and used a paid actor as its CEO.
Jimbos Protocol’s $7.5 million flash loan exploit lost 4,000 ethereum (ETH) on May 28. The team said it was now working with law enforcement agencies after ignoring a 10% bounty offer to return the stolen money.
Other notable incidents include The Tornado Cash (TORN) governance attack, which led to a significant drop in token value, and the Deus DAO burn function exploit, which resulted in a $6.5 million Harm.
Additionally, copycat meme coins continue to be a problem. One such case was the launch of the $PSYOP copycat token. The creator of the coin, eth_ben, accused @3orovik of taking the PSYOP name, saying that users cannot differentiate between the two coins.
Hackers are still relying on Mixer to move their illicit funds. By 31 May, Peckshield informed of The malicious player transferred 956 ETH and 8,410 BNB to Tornado Cash, while 450 BNB was sent to Fixed Float.