SafeMoon Smart Contract Exploited in Recent Security Breach
SafeMoon, a DeFi project focused on the community, has experienced a security breach caused by a token burn bug in its smart contract.
The SafeMoon team has acknowledged the situation and is taking swift action to address it. However, there have been no updates at the time of writing.
According to PeckShield, a blockchain security firm, the exploit was caused by an admin key leak in an upgrade that contained a public burn bug. A web3 developer named ‘DeFi Mark’ claimed that the hack resulted in a loss of $8.9 million and was an “extremely obvious exploit.”
The attacker used the public burn function to remove SFM tokens from the SafeMoon WBNB Liquidity Pool, artificially raising the token’s price and selling the SFM into the pool at an overpriced rate. This caused a wipeout of the remaining WBNB in the pool.
However, the attackers later posted a message in the transaction, suggesting they were willing to return the funds and had already sent 4,000 BNB worth $1.2 million.
Following the security breach, SFM’s price dropped by around 30% and is currently trading at $0.00018