Crypto trader loses over $11 million in phishing attack, exploited for Maker and Ethena tokens


  • A crypto trader lost $11.1 million in Maker and Ethena tokens to an exploit.
  • The exploiter sold $8.7 million in Maker and swapped Ethena tokens for Ether. 
  • Maker suffered a price drop in the aftermath of the exploit, MKR recovered to $2,391, early on Sunday. 
  • Maker on-chain metrics turn bearish, supply on exchanges and social dominance hits its highest point in a year. 

Maker (MKR) on-chain metrics paint a bearish picture for the asset. A wallet address suffered an exploit for 3,657 MKR tokens worth $8.7 million and 2.56 million Ethena tokens worth $2.4 million. 

MKR price was hit by a correction and gained ground, posting 1.11% gains on Sunday. 

Crypto wallet hacked for Maker and Ethena

On-chain data tracker Lookonchain tracked a crypto wallet address that was exploited for 3,657 MKR (worth $8.7 million) and 2.56 million Ethena tokens (worth $2.4 million). The exploiter sold MKR for Ether and caused the price to drop by nearly 7%. 

MKR regained lost ground and rallied 1.11% on Sunday. The exploiter sold Ethena tokens worth 689 Ether, $2.41 million. 

Data from on-chain intelligence tracker Santiment shows that on-chain metrics have turned bearish. Maker supply on exchanges hit its one year peak, alongside social dominance. The rise in supply on exchanges is associated with a decline in the asset’s price, due to rise of selling pressure on the token. 

Social dominance measures the dominance of the asset, its share in crypto discussions across social media platforms. 

Social dominance

Social dominance and supply on exchanges as seen on Santiment 

Maker price is $2,378 at the time of writing. The asset is up 1.11% in the past 24 hours. Ethena is up under 1%, trading at $0.605 on Binance. 


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