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Blockchain security company Peckshield shared eerie statistics on digital asset theft on Halloween night
According to published data, October broke all records for crypto exploits and the number of stolen digital loot, which corresponds to its new nickname “Haktober”. As of October 31, 2022, $2.98 billion worth of digital assets have been stolen, nearly double the $1.55 billion lost in all of 2021.
At the same time, Hacktober accounted for about 44 exploits affecting 53 protocols. The perpetrators escaped with a whopping $760 million in a month, worth noting that $100 million was recovered.
After October, the month of March was the second in terms of the amount of stolen funds, during which just under $710 million was stolen. Much of this involved the hacking of the Ronin bridge used on the Axie Infinity sadchain, which resulted in the theft of $625 million worth of crypto assets.
According to PeckShield, the main exploit in October was the BNB network, which lost $586 million. He listed the Mango Markets DeFi protocol as the second, despite the fact that it included an agreement with users to return part of the funds.
According to the DeFiYield Rekt database, there were several more notable attacks in October. These include crypto yield platform Freeway, which they valued at $60 million, Transit Swap, which lost $29 million, Team Finance, which lost $13 million, and Moola Market, which lost $9 million.
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