The attackers compromised 148 wallets of Vulcan Forged NFT marketplace users and stole 4.5 million PYR tokens (more than $100 million at the time of writing).
According to Vulcan Forged, hackers gained access to users’ private keys.
The team stressed that it had already asked the exchanges to blacklist the address of the wallet associated with hacking. It is also reported that at one of the sites its owner could undergo the KYC procedure, but Vulcan Forged has not yet disclosed details.
The marketplace promised to compensate all the stolen PYR tokens and other coins if the attackers stole them. The platform team has also started developing a fully decentralized wallet configuration solution.
Against the background of the news, the price of the PYR token sank by almost 15%.
The PYR/USDT chart of the Kucoin exchange. Data: TradingView.
Earlier, the AscendEX cryptocurrency exchange reported the hacking of the Ethereum, Polygon and Binance Smart Chain hot wallets.