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Breaking DeFi Platform UwU Lend Undergoes Cyber Attack: $19.5 Million Lost

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Updated by Harsh Notariya
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In Brief

  • UwU Lend suffers a $19.5 million loss from a cyber attack, Cyvers told BeInCrypto.
  • The ongoing breach spotlights DeFi’s security challenges and urgent need for protection.
  • Industry experts stress the importance of real-time monitoring and proactive communication.
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UwU Lend, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platform, has reportedly lost over $19.5 million to a crypto hack. The Web3 security firm Cyvers identified and reported this alarming incident.

As cyber threats escalate, this theft highlights the crypto industry’s persistent vulnerabilities.

UwU Lend Becomes Latest Crypto Vulnerability

As of this writing, the platform is still under attack. In an interview with BeInCrypto, Cyvers co-founder Meir Dolev shed light on the incident.

“The UwU lending contract was exploited by an attacker that executed 3 transactions in 6 minutes and drained approximately $20 million. Attacker was funded from Tornado cash 2 days ago,” Dolev told BeInCrypto

Currently, UwU Lend has not publicly addressed the specifics of the breach. This silence has sparked concern among users and stakeholders about the platform’s security measures and response strategies.

Over the past year, numerous security breaches have besieged the crypto community. These incidents have led to substantial financial losses, highlighting the need for security protocols within DeFi platforms.

According to a recent report by Immunefi, in 2024, the industry has endured approximately $473.22 million in losses from 108 incidents up to May. Notably, the month of May witnessed $52.37 million being siphoned off through 21 separate incidents. This surge in attacks highlights the growing appeal of DeFi platforms to cybercriminals, driven by the substantial funds these platforms manage.

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Furthermore, the breach at UwU Lend is a critical reminder of the imperative need for enhanced security protocols in the DeFi sector. Industry experts emphasize the importance of rigorous security measures and real-time monitoring systems to safeguard assets against sophisticated cyber threats.

Additionally, they advocate for a proactive communication strategy from DeFi entities to maintain user trust and ensure transparency during crisis situations.

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist and crypto expert that excels in delivering the latest Web3 and Crypto News. Previously, as a Growth Marketer at Sporty and a Community Consultant at Totality Corp, he significantly boosted community engagement and followers. Harsh also crafted engaging content for top crypto influencer Shivam Chhuneja, blending meme references for an educational yet fun experience. His versatile skills make him a notable figure in crypto journalism.