These 2 Altcoins Have Been Hacked: Prices Have Almost Crashed!

A cybersecurity service PeckShield has revealed that the Tron-based Just (JST) token has been flooded. Additionally, PeckShield reported that TempleDAO suffered a hack that cost more than $2.3 million. After the attacks, altcoin prices fell.

Altcoin on Tron hacked: 7,155 BNB stolen

An automated detection system from PeckShield, a cybersecurity service, has revealed that the Tron-based JST token has been hacked. In this latest hack, PeckShield reports that a scammer moved 4,600 BNB at the cost of $1.25 million to the Tornado Cash mixer, and 2,555 BNB, worth around $693,000, is still in the hacker’s wallet.

JUST is a decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on top of the TRON Blockchain. The entire suite of works mostly focuses on a decentralized stablecoin lending platform known as JustStable. There are two tokens of the JUST ecosystem, which was launched in August 2020 following a first exchange offering (IEO) on the Poloniex LaunchBase platform earlier in the year. These are USDJ and JUST (JST) tokens.

However, the platform’s local administration token (JST) has been in circulation since May 2020. PeckShield reported a -65% drop in the Just (JST) token in May of this year. An address bought 100 BNB worth of JST, which in over a month later turned into 3,000 BNB. The address dumped JST by making a big sale and subsequently transferring 800 BNB to Tornado Cash. At press time, JST is changing hands at $0.02706 with a market cap of $253 million.

JUST daily chart / Source: CoinMarketCap

Temple DAO hacked more than $2.3M

DeFi protocol Temple DAO (TEMPLE) lost more than $2.3 million due to the hack on Oct. Twitter user Spreekaway first detected the attack. Later, blockchain analytics firm Peckshield confirmed the attack.

According to Peckshield, the hacker carried out the attack from SimpleSwap. He then transferred the stolen 1,831 ETH to a new address 0x2B63d. TempleDAO retweeted a Twitter post about the exploit by DeFi protocol Stax Finance. According to the matter, 321,154 xLP tokens were stolen from the xLP staking contract. Additionally, 1,418,303 TEMPLE tokens and 1,262,438 were converted to FRAX. TEMPLE tokens were also later sold for FRAX. After the attack, the altcoin price dropped.

TEMPLE daily chart / Source: CoinMarketCap

It turned out that the hacker took advantage of the ‘lost onlyMigrator check’ functionality in the StaxLPStaking contract. In this middle TempleDAO removed the dApp to prevent accidental use. The group urged the hacker to return the funds. He also offered her a legal reward in case of extradition. Another Blockchain security firm CertiK shared the following regarding the issue:

The reason for this attack is that the migrationStake function does not check whether an oldStaking entry is expected. As a result, it is possible for attackers to forge old stake agreements to add balances arbitrarily.

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