The team behind Cream Finance has confirmed that the decentralized finance (DeFi) lending and borrowing platform has lost $130 million in  Cryptocurrencies  to hackers on Wednesday.

“Our Ethereum C.R.E.A.M. v1 lending markets were exploited and  Liquidity   was removed on October 27, 1354 UTC,” the official Twitter handle of the DeFi platform wrote.

The attack was carried out using flash loans that do not require the borrowers to put up collateral as long as they pay back in a single block. Flash loan exploitation has become very common in breaching the securities of DeFi platforms.

The attacker siphoned $92 million worth of cryptocurrencies into one crypto address, while the other $23 million into another, along with some other small transactions. Then, the funds were moved to other multiple wallets.

The attacker made a gain of around $117 million from the attack, according to security firm Peckshield.

Most of the stolen funds were in Cream LP tokens and other ERC-20 tokens. Moreover, the incident pushed the dollar value of CREAM drastically down by more than 25 percent in the last 24 hours.

The team behind the DeFi project has assured us that they are now identifying the vulnerabilities in the protocol and patching them up.

One of the Largest DeFi Hacks

The latest attack on Cream Finance is the third-largest attack in terms of the fiat value stolen funds on any DeFi platform. However, this is not the first attack on the lending platform.

By the end of August, the platform lost more than 418 million AMP, which is Flexa Network’s native token, and an additional 1,308 Ethereum in another attack. At the time of the theft, the value of the cryptos was around $25 million. The platform lost another $37.5 million in a flash loan attack in February.

The team behind Cream Finance has confirmed that the decentralized finance (DeFi) lending and borrowing platform has lost $130 million in  Cryptocurrencies  to hackers on Wednesday.

“Our Ethereum C.R.E.A.M. v1 lending markets were exploited and  Liquidity   was removed on October 27, 1354 UTC,” the official Twitter handle of the DeFi platform wrote.

The attack was carried out using flash loans that do not require the borrowers to put up collateral as long as they pay back in a single block. Flash loan exploitation has become very common in breaching the securities of DeFi platforms.

The attacker siphoned $92 million worth of cryptocurrencies into one crypto address, while the other $23 million into another, along with some other small transactions. Then, the funds were moved to other multiple wallets.

The attacker made a gain of around $117 million from the attack, according to security firm Peckshield.

Most of the stolen funds were in Cream LP tokens and other ERC-20 tokens. Moreover, the incident pushed the dollar value of CREAM drastically down by more than 25 percent in the last 24 hours.

The team behind the DeFi project has assured us that they are now identifying the vulnerabilities in the protocol and patching them up.

One of the Largest DeFi Hacks

The latest attack on Cream Finance is the third-largest attack in terms of the fiat value stolen funds on any DeFi platform. However, this is not the first attack on the lending platform.

By the end of August, the platform lost more than 418 million AMP, which is Flexa Network’s native token, and an additional 1,308 Ethereum in another attack. At the time of the theft, the value of the cryptos was around $25 million. The platform lost another $37.5 million in a flash loan attack in February.