Protocol Value DeFi Loses $6M in Hacker Attack
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Nov. 16, 2020
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Decentralized finance protocol Value DeFi has been attacked by a hacker or hackers, which has resulted in the loss of $6M.

According to the protocol's official Twitter account, Value DeFi lost $6M on Saturday, possibly due to a flash loan attack, a fairly common type of attack in the DeFi sector.

Data provided by the Etherscan resource shows it could indeed be a flash loan attack after a hacker or group of hackers managed to borrow 80,000 ethers from the DeFi lending platform Aave.

These types of loans allow users to borrow funds without providing any collateral because the lender expects the funds to be returned instantly.

Taking advantage of the unsecured loans, the attackers arbitrated the funds between the stablecoins DAI and USDC after depositing the funds in the Value DeFi's MultiStables vault.

This attack comes just a few days after DeFi protocol Akropolis lost $2M.

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