Friday Fresh Hacks: Trust No One, But Yourself

Hey there, fam! It's finally Friday, and you know what that means—it's time for some Fresh Hacks! Today, we've got some jaw-dropping stories that'll make you question who you can really trust with your hard-earned funds. Buckle up and let's dive into this wild ride!

First, we have the infamous Michael Ackerman from Ohio, who thought he could pull off a genius fraudulent digital asset trading scheme. Turns out, his plans didn't quite work out as expected. On June 28, 2023, the universe served him a slice of justice, and he was ordered to cough up a whopping $54 million! Can you imagine the look on his face when he realized his days of trickery were over? Karma, baby!

Ackerman managed to deceive over 150 people and organizations into depositing a staggering $33 million. And here's the real kicker—only $10 million of that amount was actually used for trading. The rest? Well, let's just say he decided it was time for a personal shopping spree. Who needs integrity when you can have designer clothes, right?

The Themis Protocol flash loan exploit is next on our list of unfortunate events. Picture this: June 27, 2023, a sunny day in the crypto world. Little did Themis Protocol know, a sneaky attacker was lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce. With a malicious contract and a keen eye for opportunity, they managed to snag an extraordinary $367,748 USD from various assets. Talk about a high-stakes heist!

These cunning thieves exploited multiple pools within the Themis Protocol, including tArbWETH, tArbUSDC, tArbARB, tArbWBTC, tArbDAI, and tArbUSDT. It's like they had a VIP pass to the virtual casino of chaos. They swiftly converted the stolen assets into ETH, USDT, and USDC, leaving everyone else scratching their heads in disbelief. Hats off to their audacity, but seriously, who raised these people?

Last but not least, let's talk about Shido Global. This Cosmos-based blockchain experienced an unfortunate turn of events on June 23, 2023. A configuration error in the lock and claim mechanism, combined with some pesky price discrepancies in PancakeSwap, created the perfect storm for exploitation. Boom! Shido Global was hit hard with a thunderous $367,748 USD loss across multiple assets. Ouch!

Now, don't despair, my friends. We're here to offer a glimmer of hope amidst this madness. Have you considered getting a personal node? It might just be the silver lining you've been looking for. At Nodigy, we offer non-custodial services, meaning we have zero access to your hard-earned funds stored in those nodes. It’s good to be trustless when trust is a losing game.

So, there you have it, folks! Another day on the rollercoaster ride of crypto. Stay vigilant, stay smart, and keep those funds locked up tight. Until next time, stay fresh and hack-free, fam!

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