Ethereum's 'vanity address' hack results in nearly $1 million in stolen crypto | Crypto

Ethereum’s ‘vanity address’ hack results in nearly $1 million in stolen crypto

* Roughly $950,000 in crypto was stolen in an attack using a vanity-address generator called Profanity, according to a blockchain security firm PeckShield, citing on-chain data from EtherScan.

* A vanity address is a cryptocurrency address with defined parameters created by the users of the address. These addresses are more vulnerable to brute force attacks because theyre human-generated, instead of being a random string of letters and numbers created by a machine, something that GitHub users discovered earlier this year.

social Ethereum's 'vanity address' hack results in nearly $1 million in stolen crypto

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