Aurora pays $6M bug bounty to ethical security hacker through Immunefi
On Tuesday, (ETH) bridging and scaling solution Aurora announced it had paid out a $6 million bounty to ethical security hacker pwning.eth, who discovered a critical vulnerability in the Aurora Engine. The exploit allegedly placed over $200 million worth of capital at risk. The sum was paid in collaboration with Immunefi, a leading platform for Web 3.0 bug bounties, with more than $145 million bounties available and over $45 million bounties paid out.
On April 26, Immunefi received a report from pwning.eth about a critical flaw in the Aurora Engine that would have enabled the infinite minting of ETH in the Aurora Ethereum Virtual Machine to drain and siphon the corresponding nested ETH (nETH) pool on NEAR. At the time of discovery, the pool contained more than 70,000 ETH, worth at least $200 million.
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