The attack and robbery of Solana were aimed at Slope mobile wallets

Solana Attack
  • Following investigations, the Solana Foundation team concluded that the attack targeted only Slope mobile wallets.
  • Previously, members of the organization suspected that the Phantom wallets had also been affected, but they ruled it out.
  • In the evening hours of August 2, an attacking entity emptied nearly 8,000 Solana wallets.

The Solana Foundation team continues to share details of the attack and theft of nearly 8,000 Solana wallets, which took place last Tuesday, August 2.

Recently, the foundation in charge of the development of Solana reported that the attackers targeted the Slope wallet, specifically the software version for mobile devices.

Through the @solanastatus Twitter account, members of the Solana Foundation noted that “it appears that the affected addresses were created, imported, or used at some point in Slope’s mobile wallet applications.” 

The statements shared by the organization arose from the investigation that its developers have been carrying out, together with security analysts and other teams, as published via Twitter.

While the Solana Foundation team had previously claimed that the attack affected Slope and Phantom wallets, they clarified new details in their most recent Twitter thread. After the investigations, the organization determined that the attack was directed at a single wallet, Slope, and specifically at its mobile version, but they continue to investigate more about how it was perpetrated:

“This exploit was isolated to a wallet on Solana, and the hardware wallets used by Slope remain secure. While the details of exactly how this occurred are still under investigation, the private key information was inadvertently passed on to an application monitoring service.” 

Solana Foundation.

Also, the organization in charge of the development of Solana asserted that the main network was not attacked. And it is that supposedly in their investigations they did not obtain evidence in this regard, affirmed Solana Foundation.

As Bitfinanzas has been sharing, nearly 8,000 Solana wallets were emptied during the night hours of August 2. From the beginning, the developers began to suspect the exploitation of some vulnerability in the software of the wallets, but not in the source code of the Solana network.

Following the theft of thousands of wallets, the Solana SOL token price fell 10% in less than 24 hours. At the time of writing this article, SOL is trading at $38.95, down 3.7% in the last 24 hours, according to figures from CoinGecko.