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Telegram Chatbot Unibot Loses $640,000 in Digital Assets to Hacker Exploit

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Telegram chatbot Unibot has lost approximately $640,000 worth of digital assets after a hacker exploited a vulnerability in the recently deployed contract. The protocol team is currently investigating the issue and will soon provide a detailed response.

According to PeckShield, the attacker transferred the stolen cryptocurrency to Uniswap, which was then routed to the controversial crypto mixer, Tornado Cash.

  • Lookonchain advised Unibot to quickly transfer funds to other wallets or revoke contract approvals.
  • Unibot confirmed the token approval exploit in its new router and has paused it to contain the issue.
  • The protocol has assured users that any funds lost due to the bug in the new router will be compensated, and user keys and wallets remain secure.
  • In September, blockchain security firm CertiK reported that nearly $332 million of various digital assets were lost to exploits, hacks, and scams.
  • This recent exploit occurred shortly after a similar incident affected Maestrobots, a group of cryptocurrency bots on the Telegram messenger app, on October 24th.
  • The attackers targeted MaestroRouter on the ETH mainnet and drained 280 ETH valued at around $485,000 at the time of the hack.
  • The team swiftly identified and removed the exploit, and the users were reimbursed a day later.