In an official statement of the Tropykus protocol, on June 14 it was announced that the platform had suffered a cyber attack, and about 150 thousand dollars have been stolen, which represents about 10% of the protocol funds.
Quickly, from the protocol they have assured that: “After analyzing it in detail with our team, we have found that there was an attack against the protocol. This attack has taken out about 10% of Tropykus deposits (150k USD). We have identified the two addresses where the funds are currently located, these have been reported to be reported as stolen funds and prevent those funds from being used on any other platform”.
Diego Mazo, Mauricio Tovar and David Carvajal also announced that the page had been put in “maintenance and we have taken steps to ensure that the funds in the protocol are safe”.
In addition, they have assured that they are carrying out the necessary actions to recover the stolen funds. In the same way, they posted a reward note for the return of funds.
The statement says that:We invite the attacker to communicate with us (email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, twitter @tropykus, telegram @tropykus) and make use of the reward of 50K USD that is public for those who identify possible vulnerabilities of the protocol in: If it is not done by 23:59 on June 16 (GMT-5), we will proceed to file a criminal action. before the authorities”.
Until now it is unknown if the attacker has contacted the Tropykus team to return the funds. They have also published another informative note explaining the process used to extract funds. “The attack was carried out through the KSAT market (named as rBTC micro on the platform) in a single transaction that was executed in the same block but included several internal transactions.”, the statement says.
After the detailed explanation about the attack, they conclude by saying that they are working to get the project up and running again in a safe way for users.
From Cointelegraph en Español we have contacted Diego Mazo Co-founder of Tropykus, and he has told us that “The whole team is working hard and focused on the recovery of the funds.”.
From Twitter, the community that supports the project has reacted positively, thanking the sincerity of what happened and to the expectation of the resolution of this incident.
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