07/10/19 06:52 UTC-4

Hacker returns stolen Ethereum Name Service domains for a reward

ExchangesHacker returned stolen Ethereum Name Service domains for a reward
Hacker returned stolen Ethereum Name Service domains for a reward

A fraudster who stole 17 Ethereum Name Service (ENS) system domain names on auctions has returned data, according to the OpenSea online digital goods store.

Domain fraud

ENS, a Web 2.0 alternative system of centralized domain name servers (DNS), is built on the Ethereum blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details
to use its invariability and decentralized properties. However, the invariability led to the fraudulent incident. The hacker took advantage of the vulnerability in the verification of input data and obtained 17 domains of ENS through the auction.

List of stolen names: 11111.eth, 123.eth, 1234.eth, 123456.eth, 22222.eth, 33333.eth, 55555.eth, 666666.eth, 888.eth, 888888.eth, 99999.eth, apple.eth, defi.eth, facai.eth, love.eth, pay.eth, wallet.eth.

The digital thief demanded ENS domain names, which included apple.eth. In response, ENS and OpenSea blacklisted the domains and offered the hacker to return them for compensation. The scammer agreed to return the stolen domains for a fee of 25% of the auctioned names.

  • One of the main differences between cryptocurrency and fiat money is the anonymity system in digital transactions. In addition, “crypto” in “cryptocurrency” indicates the use of cryptography (encryption technology) to determine the identity of participants in cryptocurrency transfers.

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Editor: Alyona Deryabina