- These are the data of the CertiK report
- Exploits played a special role here.
- Let’s understand in detail
CertiK analysts have presented a traditional report on crypto scams.
In April, scammers earned $103.7 million from their “black” cases. They were especially successful in exploits. In total, since January, crypto users have lost assets totaling $429.7 million.
The biggest exploits
As we have already said, exploits are leading among crypto-losses. MEV bot hacks took the first place: they brought $25.4 million to hackers. It is followed by a $22 million hot wallet exploit on the Bitrue exchange.
According to CertiK’s calculations, the exploits caused a total damage of $74.5 million. This is about half of the total amount of hacks in 4 months.
Schemes associated with quick loans also carry a great danger. Hackers earned $20 million from them. The biggest incident of the month is related to the Yearn Finance project.
But among the TOP-5 ragpools, the project is in the lead, in which CertiK analysts themselves “lit up”. We are talking about DEX Merlin, who was robbed just a few days after the CertiK audit. But the protocol suffered not as a result of an attack, but because of the criminal programmers of the team who worked remotely from Europe. They robbed protocol pools and also held a fake public sale. In response, CertiK and Merlin put together a compensation plan for affected customers.