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XLink Bounces Back After $10M Hack, Secures Majority of Funds

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  • XLink bridge lost $10M in the hack, reopening soon after recovery efforts.
  • $500K is still locked, and old contracts have been revoked.
  • Investigated with partners and guided users on fund protection.

XLink, a mature Bitcoin blockchain bridge, is getting ready for re-entry after it became extremely dormant on May 15th after being hacked and losing about $10 million.

$10M XLink hack

The XLink token was embroiled in a security breach at its Ethereum and BNB Smart Chain (BSC) endpoints. The XLink team reported the breach development at 02:00 UTC on the morning of the 15th of May, which gives now a night time of May 17 as the team gets set to return to normal operations. 

The evil one did it with an attack created by hacking compromised private keys with the phishing scheme used to acquire control of the BSC and Ethereum endpoints and get about $4 through withdrawals. 3 million without authorization. But, as per XLink’s data, the stolen asset was taken back by the hacker quickly while wearing a white colored suit.

Recovery efforts

Meanwhile, the amount on the BSC has declined to $5 million while the principally LunarCrush tokens remain locked on the Ethereum blockchain. However, in collaboration with the XLink team, the LunarCrush project has gotten the greater part of these $5m, claiming they have been recovered or secured.

On Ethereum, $5m of the stablecoin LunarCrush is the total sum locked, a major part. Through closer collaboration with the XLink team, the tokens of @LunarCrush, including any previously exchanged ones, were already secured. Following XLink’s statement, funds associated with the residual crypto, which sum up to approximately $500,000, have been locked away at the Ethereum platform; however, the major part of them has been recovered or secured, as reported. 

Following the initial occurrence, XLink reacted quickly by taking the bridge under supervision and stopping all operations to investigate the possible sources of the incident. The investigation team worked hand-in-hand with their security partners (Among them was some Ancilia Inc.) and their Binance liaison team representatives. XLink apprised all the users who approved their malicious spending limits by ordering them to get them revoked immediately. 

User protection

Hence, it is an emergency for XLink, Ethereum, and BSC users to learn about and revoke access to the old endpoint contracts before they can proceed with the reopening. This measure should be the last to completely detach the sacred contract and whatever side effects thereof.

If they do not have proper backup, their wallet remains vulnerable to losing stored funds to the attacker.

Another chain slimmer exploit came to the scene. A memecoin creation tool themed on fun, a Solana original creation by Shiba Inu, dissolved the rumors that the company let anybody lose nearly $2 million through a “bonding curve” attack.

According to Pump, on May 16, the ex-employee, the employee of the hour, exploited the internal systems of Basilar Protocol. This incident has already been identified as a “safe” action, and compensating all victims will now see their liquidity balances wholesome.

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