Euler Finance hacker sends 100 ETH to red-flagged North Korean address


Ever since Euler Finance fell sufferer to the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) hack of 2023, the crypto neighborhood intently adopted the $197 million loot on-chain — hoping to trace down the attacker. Out of the collection of transfers made by the hacker, one transaction of 100 Ether (ETH) was allegedly despatched to an handle related to North Korea-linked actors.

Blockchain investigator Chainalysis recognized that 100 ETH from Euler’s stolen funds was transferred to an handle flagged in an older hack with hyperlinks to North Korea.

The hacker additionally transferred 3,000 ETH to Euler’s deployer account with out disclosing their intent. Nonetheless, no different transfers had been made after that on the time of writing. In each circumstances, it was unclear whether or not the hacker was trolling or in the event that they genuinely thought-about accepting Euler Finance’s bounty reward of $20 million.

Whereas Chainalysis suspected the involvement of North Korea within the Euler Finance hack, it highlighted the potential for misdirection by different hackers.

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Euler Labs CEO Michael Bentley shared his displeasure with the $197 million hack as he revealed that ten separate audits conducted over two years assured its safety.

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, blockchain safety companies, together with Halborn, Solidified, ZK Labs, Certora, Sherlock and Omnisica, carried out sensible contract audits on Euler Finance from Could 2021 to September 2022.