Zabu Finance, a decentralized yield farming protocol on Avalanche, suffered the first big hack related to the chain. The protocol was the victim of an exploit that allowed an attacker to steal $3.2 million in tokens, according to reports. The core of the exploit happened due to a vulnerability in the design of the Spore token, which allowed the minting of 4.5 billion zabu that were successfully withdrawn from the platform, taking the value of the currency to 0.
Zabu Finance Suffers First Big Avalanche Hack
Zabu Finance, a yield farm decentralized protocol built on top of the Avax blockchain, faced the big first hack related to the Avalanche chain last week. An attacker took advantage of a vulnerability and withdrew $3.2 million worth of several cryptocurrencies. The attack had its root in a pool of a token called Spore, which allowed the attacker to mint over 4.5 billion of the native token of the protocol (Zabu).
The tokens were then dumped in other defi trading protocols leveraging Avalanche, like Pangolin and Trader…