Premint Suffers a $400,000 Hacker Attack

19.07.2022 08:50
by Srđan Jovanović
1 min read

The platform for registering non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Premint, lost 320 NFTs worth $400,000 in a hacker attack.

According to the respected crypto security company, CertiK, the attackers used JavaScript code to insert a pop-up window on Premint. Customers were asked to verify their accounts in this window. When they provided the verification details, their NFTs were gone.

The attackers then sold the NFTs on several marketplaces, including OpenSea. After that, they eliminated the money trace by using Tornado Cash. This service mixes the crypto deposits of several users, removing the trail typical of blockchain transactions.

Premint representative has stated that only a small number of users lost money, thanks to the community’s quick reaction. The company is now gathering data on all stolen NFTs.

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