Cybercriminals have stolen almost $480,000 from blockchain platform Nuls, according to a security update tweeted on Dec. 22.
The platform Security Service reported it had detected that 2 million tokens had been transferred, of which 548,354 tokens (equal to about $131, 600) had reached the trading market and were now untraceable. The stolen tokens represent only 2% of the circulating supply of over 73 million.
“After the hard fork, the remaining 1451645.65303905 NULS that has not entered the trading market will be destroyed in a permanent freeze to prevent continued flow into the market,” Nuls wrote.
The hard fork will be released as soon as possible, with the team notifying node owners that an upgrade is mandatory and should be complied with ASAP.
Nuls is an open-source blockchain platform that provides customizable, modular blockchain infrastructure for a variety of business requirements.