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DeFi project DNS hijack attack: PancakeSwap regains access; Cream’s website still compromised

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Websites of DeFi projects Cream.Finance and PancakeSwap reportedly came under attack by hackers. According to their tweets, the projects’ DNS had been compromised. Users who visited the websites of both DeFi projects were greeted by a pop-up requesting their seed phrase. While PancakeSwap claims to have regained DNS, Cream Finance appeared to still be compromised at press time.

According to Pancake Swap:

Cream.Finance, which is still accessible, displays spoof-like message on its website once the user attempts to connect their wallet: 

Source: Cream.Finance

However, in a tweet, Cream.Finance project stated that the team had purchased and deployed to – which has been deemed “safe to use” by the team. 

Earlier, Pancake Swap cautioned users via a tweet that stated: 

In addition to alerting its users, teams from both DeFi projects stated that users are not required to enter their private key (the seed phrase) on their websites and stay away from the compromised until the teams are able to fix the issue

Since both projects are based on Binance Smart Chain, CEO of Binance ChangPeng Zhao or ‘CZ’ quickly addressed the situation. He told his Twitter followers that “a number of DeFi projects are under DNS hijack attack.” He specifically mentioned Pancake and Cream, and urged users to be careful and “not use them until they recover the situation.”


Alisha is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Her interests lie in blockchain technology, crypto-crimes, and market developments in Africa and the United States
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