Ethereum-based asset management protocol Gamma Strategies announced an investigation into an ongoing security incident that potentially drained at least 211.9 Ether (ETH).
On Jan. 4, blockchain investigator PeckShield detected an exploit worth roughly $469,000 linked to Gamma Strategies.
Soon after, the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol confirmed a “possible security incident” while confirming that users were still able to withdraw their funds if they needed to.
We’re monitoring and reacting to a possible security incident. Please be patient while we take security precautions to assess the issue. If you needwith draw our front end is still up at https://t.co/p5JwV003JJ
— Gamma (@GammaStrategies) January 4, 2024
Gamma did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment. However, the company said it would reveal further details about the incident post-investigation in X (formerly Twitter) post.
Moreover, Cointelegraph also noticed a fake verified X account impersonating Gamma’s social media presence amid the confusion. The fake X account was trying to redirect the actual investors to a phishing website while urging “all users to revoke all approvals to prevent loss of funds,” as shown in the screenshot below.
The fake post garnered more likes and views than the original Gamma tweet warning about the security incident. Until investigations conclude, investors are advised to double-check all links and ensure that they only interact with Gamma through official channels.
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In the past month, KyberSwap has faced unprecedented challenges due to the Elastic exploit. Despite this, I am grateful to say that our core business, including the Aggregator and Limit Order functions, remains robust.
Moreover, we will soon be launching our Zap API, an…
— Victor Tran (@vutran54) December 25, 2023
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