Wormhole: De Fi Platform
Risk to Business: 1.227= Extreme
Hackers swooped in and snatched up more than $320 million from De Fi platform wormhole this week. The DeFi platform, a bridge between cryptocurrency Solana (SOL) and other blockchains, was exploited for approximately 120,000 wrapped Ethereum in what is thought to be the second-largest cryptocurrency hack to date. Wormhole’s parent company Jump Crypto pledged to replace the 120,000 ether Wormhole lost. The company was quick to note that the crypto was stolen through exploiting a vulnerability in the platform, not taken from an Ethereum address and it was taken in 3 separate transactions.
No specifics about consumer/employee PII or financial data loss were available at press time.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: De Fi has been a hotbed of having activity as cybercriminals seek quick scores of cryptocurrency, and there’s no end to the danger in sight.
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk
*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.