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Largest Decentralized Exchanges on Base and Optimism Report Front-End Compromise

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Updated by Geraint Price
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In Brief

  • Aerodrome, the largest decentralized exchange on the Base network, reports a front-end compromise.
  • Velodrome, the largest DEX on Optimism, has reported a similar compromise and suggests users avoid interaction.
  • Stolen funds from the compromise are being sent to wallets 0x02BA, and 0xf64f, totaling approximately $68,000, as of writing.
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Aerodrome, the largest decentralized exchange (DEX) on the Base network, has reported a compromise on its front end and asked users to avoid interacting with it.

If the front end of a company is under the bad actors’ control, they can steal users’ funds, by making them sign transactions. Both Velodrome, the largest DEX on Optimism, and its fork, Aerodrome, have had their front ends compromised.

Over $68,000 Stolen With DEXes Front End Compromise

The official Aerodrome account wrote on X (Twitter):

Our frontend is currently compromised. Please do not interact with Aerodrome for the time being. The team are investigating and will communicate more here when we have it.

Also, Velodrome reported a similar front-end compromise. Moreover, some users have reported that they had unusual transaction suggestions while connecting their wallets.

The on-chain sleuth ZachXBT wrote that the stolen funds are being sent to wallets 0x02BA, and 0xf64f. In total, both these wallets have a balance, of approximately $68,000.

Balance of wallet with stolen funds.
Balance of wallet with stolen funds. Source: Zapper

Both projects informed community members that the front-end compromise had not affected their smart contract. They also asked users to review any permissions that they granted in the last few hours. For the time being, they issued a mirror link for the community to access the decentralized front end.

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