Roughly $4.7M Stolen in Uniswap Fake Token Phishing Attack
The Uniswap v3 protocol's liquidity providers (LPs) were the victim of a clever phishing campaign that saw attackers steal Ethereum valued at at least $4.7 million in ETH.
One of the first to sound the alarm about the attack was Harry Denley, a security researcher at Metamask. On July 11, he informed his 13k Twitter followers that 73,399 addresses had received fraudulent ERC-20 tokens.
The attack was immediately identified as the result of a phishing campaign, despite some people's first interpretations that it was an exploit of the Uniswap V3 protocol.