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Hackers Took Control of Tornado Cash Coins

2023.05.21 21:40

Hackers Took Control of Tornado Cash Coins
Hackers Took Control of Tornado Cash Coins

Hackers Took Control of Tornado Cash Coins

By Tiffany Smith

Budrigannews.com – An attacker was able to gain full control of the governance through a malicious proposal, adding to the obstacles that Tornado Cash, a decentralized crypto mixer, already faces.

An attacker was successful in granting 1.2 million votes to a malicious proposal on May 20 at 3:25 EST. The attacker gained complete control over Tornado Cash governance because the proposal received more than 700,000 valid votes.

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@samczsun of Paradigm, a research-driven technology investment firm, shared the information. He revealed that the attacker claimed that when they shared the malicious proposal, it used logic similar to a proposal that had been passed by the community before. However, the proposal served a different purpose this time around.

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As @samczsun explains:

“The attacker simply used the emergencyStop function to update the proposal logic to grant themselves the fake votes once the proposal was passed by voters.”

The absolute command over Cyclone Money administration permits the aggressor to pull out the locked votes as a whole, channel each of the tokens in the administration agreement and block the switch. At the hour of composing, the aggressor “essentially pulled out 10,000 votes as TORN and sold everything,” said @samczsun.

The assault comes as a suggestion to crypto financial backers to vet proposition portrayals and rationale. Mr. Tornadosaurus Hex, a member of the active Tornado Cash community, confirmed that all Governance funds may have been compromised and requested that all members withdraw all Governance funds.

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They also tried to use a contract, as shown above, that suggested the community withdraw their funds while reversing the changes. Cointelegraph also received a distress call from one of Tornado Cash’s community developers, who stated the following in support of the aforementioned developments:

“You are already aware that there was an attack on the protocol this morning. I and another community developer deliberated over what to do all day, but the situation is nearly hopeless because the attacker currently controls Governance.

Currently, the team is looking for Solidity developers who can help save the protocol. They furthermore expressed that “we really want contact with Binance – this trade has a bigger number of tokens than the aggressor.”

A previous Twister Money designer is supposedly dealing with building a new crypto blending administration without any preparation, which addresses the “basic defect” existing in Cyclone Money.

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“The community to defend against hackers abusing the anonymity sets of honest users without requiring blanket regulation or sacrificing on crypto ideals” is the developer’s hope for the solution.

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