Hackers steal $7m from breached GAMEE token contracts linked to Polygon  | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

A series of unauthorized transactions on the Polygon network have been identified, leading to a loss of approximately $7 million. 

The affected token, $GMEE, suffered a significant compromise, with initial investigations pointing to a lapse in access control. Since the breach was revealed, the GAMEE token has plummeted nearly 20% in the past hour. 

The root of the breach appears to be the compromise of the $GMEE deployer address. Cyvers analysts told Crypto.News that the breach occurred around 6:31 PM UTC on January 22nd. They suspect that an unauthorized access to GitLab allowed the attackers to steal a staggering 600 million $GMEE tokens.

The attackers swiftly converted the stolen tokens into $MATIC, and some of these funds were transferred, or ‘bridged,’ to the Ethereum blockchain. Cyvers’s investigation further revealed that the Ethereum address involved in this incident had interactions with WhiteBit, a cryptocurrency exchange. This suggests a potential attempt to launder the stolen funds through established crypto-financial channels.

Several gaming tokens have already taken a major hit this week due to Bitcoin’s latest decline. This breach will potentially add more challenges for the sector. Overall, there has been a renewed surge in security breaches this week. Yesterday, liquidity management platform Concentric also experienced a breach on the Arbitrum network, costing the protocol nearly $1.8 million. 

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