Hackers steal $718 million from Web 3 attacks in Q2 2022: report


According to a recent study by web 3 security firm Beosin, over $718 million was lost to web 3 related schemes in the second quarter of 2022.

The report says 48 major “attacks” were responsible for the casualties. Each accounted for more than $100 million in losses, with 28 suffering losses of $1 million to $10 million.

Data shows April was the busiest month for hacking, with “19 major security incidents” and over $374 million lost.

Losses have decreased considerably in parallel Bitcoins BTC/USD prices in May. However, despite the continued decline in the market, it saw an interesting spike in June.

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Defi was the top target for Web 3 hackers. Nearly 79.2% of attacks took place in this space in the last quarter, accounting for 63.3% of losses.

According to the data, the most common attack method was to exploit vulnerabilities in smart contract code, resulting in the loss of $138 million. These accounted for 45.8% of attacks, up from 50% in the first quarter.

Moreover, 52% of the attacked projects would have been audited, which represents 76.2% of the stolen funds.

The report also mentions that Ethereum ETH/USD posted a loss of $381.35 million last quarter due to the hacking frenzy.



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