Hackers behind the $190 million Nomad Bridge at the moment are being incentivized with “whitehat” themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the event that they return practically the entire funds they stole from the protocol at the beginning of this month.
The unique NFT, which merely depicts a white wizard’s hat, is being provided by NFT agency Metagame and may be minted by people who return not less than 90% of their stolen funds to Nomad.
— Nomad (⤭⛓) (@nomadxyz_) August 23, 2022
“When you haven’t but returned funds, you possibly can nonetheless accomplish that now! Metagame checks your on-chain tx historical past routinely,” the Nomad group said by way of Twitter on Aug. 23.
Talking with Cointelegraph, Metagame founder Brenner Spear famous that whereas he has “no thought if it’ll nudge anybody to return funds that wouldn’t have in any other case,” the transfer is a part of a broader try to foster and assist good habits within the sector:
“I’m supportive of individuals doing the proper issues for the flawed causes. Extra of the proper issues will occur, and perhaps, individuals will begin doing extra of the proper issues for the proper causes too.”
The non-fungible token doesn’t have any perform, because it primarily serves as a trophy to characterize an act of fine religion. The primary 50 individuals to return the funds in relation to this promo, may also obtain 100 FF tokens ($53) from web3 platform Forefront.
Right here’s what occurred and why we’re giving standing to this elite cohort of whitehats…
— brenner.eth (@BrennerSpear) August 23, 2022
The Nomad Bridge was initially hacked on Aug. 2, after unhealthy actors found a safety loophole in Nomad’s sensible contracts which allowed them to extract funds that didn’t belong to them by way of doubtful transactions.
In response to a autopsy evaluation earlier this month from Coinbase’s principal blockchain menace intelligence researcher Peter Kacherginsky, and Heidi Wilder, a senior affiliate of the particular investigations group, a whole lot of copycats then joined in on the enjoyable by copying the identical code used to start out the hack however barely modified the goal token, token quantity and recipient addresses.
The idea doesn’t seem to have gone down properly on Twitter, nonetheless, with many customers taking the time to clown on the thought. @Huzmond wrote “Incentive go brrrrr” whereas @aldy_argr questioned whether or not this was a “comic account?”
“That is what the group comes up with to resolve the issue? Rewarding a hacker with nugatory NFT?” @hinzpak chimed, with the Metagame group responding that “It was Metagame’s thought, and constructed by Metagame – we simply introduced it, Nomad. They’ve far more necessary issues to give attention to!.”
As of Aug. 8, Cointelegraph reported that white hat hackers had returned round $32.6 million of the entire $190 million that was stolen.