Hackers attack Uniswap liquidity providers via fake airdrop

Hackers attack Uniswap liquidity providers via fake airdrop

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<p>The head of the Binance bitcoin exchange, Changpeng Zhao, said that site researchers have discovered a potential vulnerability in the third version of Uniswap (v3). However, later it turned out that this was a phishing attack on the user, and not a protocol vulnerability.</p>
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Our threat intel detected a potential exploit on Uniswap V3 on the ETH blockchain. The hacker has stolen 4295 ETH so far, and they are being laundered through Tornado Cash. Can someone notify @Uniswap? We can help. Thankshttps://t.co/OV3g7ayf77

— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) July 11, 2022

Zhao's message stated that the attacker withdrew 4295 ETH ($4.6 million at the time of writing) from the protocol and sent them to the Tornado Cash mixer. 

PeckShield said that there was an attack on the liquidity provider (LP). 

One of the first to report the phishing campaign was security expert Harry Denley. He noted that the attackers sent malicious tokens under the guise of an airdrop from Uniswap to more than 70,000 addresses. 

Victims interested in the received tokens are redirected to a fraudulent site. Subsequently, the hackers steal the funds.

The number of affected users and the total amount of damage is still unknown.

The creator of the Uniswap protocol, Hayden Adams, confirmed that this was a phishing campaign. He advised against clicking links that could be malicious. 

Changpeng Zhao stated that he contacted the Uniswap team and confirmed that the protocol was secure.

Recall that in 2020, experts discovered a fake Uniswap application that was stealing cryptocurrency from users.

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