DeFi lender bZx suffered a hack for a reported $55 million, according to a tweet on Friday by the blockchain security firm SlowMist.
- “#bZx private key compromised, over $55 million dollars stolen so far. We’ll continue to update as more information is discovered,” SlowMist tweeted.
- bZx responded in a tweet that a private key controlling the protocol’s deployment on Polygon and Binance Smart Chain was compromised.
- bZx suffered three hacks last year, although it was able to recover $8 million in cryptocurrency from the third and largest of these attacks.
#bZx private key compromised, over $55 million dollars stolen so far. We’ll continue to update as more information is discovered. @RektHQ @ChainNewscom @bZxHQ https://t.co/SM6WWDt06J pic.twitter.com/39S05IiBFr
— SlowMist (@SlowMist_Team) November 5, 2021
Important to note: the bZx smart contracts themselves were not compromised. This incident only impacted the Polygon and BSC deployments via a compromised key.
— bZx – Fulcrum & Torque (on ETH/BSC/Polygon) (@bZxHQ) November 5, 2021