The attacker who withdrew $8.9 million from SafeMoon agreed to return 80% of the funds.
The SafeMoon DeFi protocol reached an agreement with hackers who hacked the platform at the end of March and stole about $9 million. The platform agreed to return 80% of the stolen funds, as it wrote to the hackers in a comment to the transaction sent to them.
On March 28, the SafeMoon token liquidity pool lost $8.9 million after unknown hackers took advantage of the newly added “burn” smart contract feature, which artificially inflated the price of the SFM cryptocurrency, allowing participants to sell it for a much more profitable price.
A few hours after the attack, the hackers themselves contacted the SafeMoon project team. They reported that the attack was accidental and offered to contact them.
“Hey, relax, we accidentally launched an attack against you and would like a refund. Let's set up a secure communication channel and talk, ”says a comment added to the transaction.
Almost immediately, the cryptocurrency thieves transferred about 4,000 Binance coins (BNB) worth $1.2 million to another address, which corrected the SMF rate for the better.
On the evening of April 18, SafeMoon sent a transaction to the hackers, in which they said that they had reached an agreement with them to return 80% of the stolen funds. The other 20% will be kept by the hackers as a reward. In addition, SafeMoon has agreed not to file any lawsuits against the hackers.