SafeMoon Response to SEC, Addresses Exploit Loss

In the wake of charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the SafeMoon team has stepped forward to assure stakeholders that they are thoroughly probing the recent security breach. The DeFi project emphasizes its dedication to rectifying the incident with utmost urgency.

We are reviewing the recent news and we of course take these issues extremely seriously. As we receive more information, we will do our best to address the situation as quickly as possible. In the meantime our teams continue to build and we keep our focus on delivering for…

— SafeMoon (@safemoon) November 2, 2023

SafeMoon faces SEC allegations of fraud and violations of securities laws. Despite these challenges, SafeMoon conveyed through its official communication channels that its commitment to its community and project milestones remains unshaken. Moreover, the project continues its forward momentum, with a sharp focus on user service and achieving its strategic goals.

 Details of the March Exploit

March’s exploit saw SafeMoon incur a staggering $8.9 million loss in BNB, the native cryptocurrency of the Binance platform. Significantly, the subsequent transactions involving these funds have caught the eye of blockchain analysts and law enforcement, hinting at their importance in the ongoing investigation.

Match Systems, a blockchain analysis firm, shed light on the exploit mechanism. It involved a newly introduced flaw in SafeMoon’s “Bridge Burn” smart contract feature. Consequently, the perpetrator executed unauthorized “burn” commands, leading to a transfer of 32 billion SFM tokens directly to their wallet and a sharp token price increase. The exploiter capitalized on this surge, converting a portion of SFM tokens to BNB at an elevated rate, amassing 27,380 BNB.

This vulnerability, according to Match Systems, was absent in prior iterations of the smart contract. It appeared following an update on March 28, the day of the exploit, raising suspicions about potential insider involvement.

Interestingly, the individual behind the attack has come forward, claiming the exploit was unintentional. They have shown an inclination to return 80% of the funds, seeking a communication channel to facilitate the process.

SafeMoon’s proactive stance in addressing the security exploit and the SEC charges showcases its resolve to maintain project integrity and trust within its community. The quick acknowledgment and transparent handling of the incident serve as a testament to SafeMoon’s commitment to its mission despite facing regulatory headwinds.

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2023-11-03 20:55