ALEX Protocol: Addressing Recent Attack

Yesterday, the exchange became aware of an attack utilizing compromised private keys obtained through a phishing scheme.

The exploiter successfully drained assets from the ALEX protocol, prompting immediate response measures.

Swift Action and Transparency in Response to Security Breach

The attack targeted one of the vaults associated with ALEX’s liquidity pool, affecting all assets within it. Notably, approximately 13.7 million STX was compromised, with about 3 million STX sent to various centralized exchanges (CEXs).

ALEX has made significant progress in recovering affected assets, including aBTC, sUSDT, xBTC, and xUSD. Also, ALEX, atALEX, LiSTX, LUNR, SKO, CHAX, $B20, ORDG, ORMM, ORNJ, TRIO, TX20, and STXS. Importantly, the smart contract code and underlying infrastructure of ALEX remain uncompromised.

The exchange is actively monitoring the exploiter’s wallets and has informed all relevant CEXs of the situation. All known CEX accounts associated with the exploiter have been frozen. Deposit and withdrawal functions on these exchanges have been halted until further notice. ALEX has implemented multiple alarms to monitor suspected addresses created by the exploiters, aiding efforts to trace stolen funds.

More About ALEX’s Hack

Efforts to recover stolen funds are underway, with a portion already identified and in the process of being recovered from one CEX. ALEX is working closely with other exchanges to facilitate the return of additional funds. The exchange is preparing to file a police report for law enforcement support if the exploiter refuses to cooperate. This is the X post from ALEX’s Co-Founder:

ALEX’s swift and transparent response to the exploit demonstrates its commitment to protecting user assets and maintaining trust within the community.



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