Decentalized finance (defi) protocol Bzx has recovered the $8.1 million it lost to a hacker a few days ago. The company claims it was able to track down the cyber thief, whom it refused to name for legal reasons, through their on-chain activity. Cornered, the attacker returned the loot.
“All funds have been recovered from the attacker. We are restoring the system,” said Kyle Kistner, co-founder of Bzx, in a statement released on September 15. “The funds are now in the team wallet and being used to restore the lending pools.”
On September 13, a faulty code in Bzx smart contracts allowed the hacker to mint 219,200 LINK tokens (valued at $2.6 million); 4,503 ETH ($1.65 million); 1,756,351 USDT ($1.76 million); 1,412,048 USDC ($1.4 million) and 667,989 DAI (worth $681,000) – all totaling $8.1 million.
Marc Thalen, the Bitcoin.com lead engineer who discovered the bug, has finally been paid a bounty of