Mixin Network, a platform designed to facilitate cheaper and more efficient cross-chain transfers, has confirmed that it fell victim to a cyberattack resulting in the loss of around $200 million in assets.
The attack, which occurred in the early morning hours of September 23, targeted the database of Mixin Network’s cloud service provider.
The breach highlights a significant vulnerability in the network, as it relies on a centralized database, creating a single point of failure.
As of a July monthly report, the top 100 assets on Mixin Network had a total value of slightly over $1.1 billion. During the same month, the platform recorded 663,489 unique monthly transactions involving Bitcoin (BTC) and 179,647 Ethereum (ETH) transactions.
This security incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by blockchain networks and the importance of robust security measures in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency landscape.