The official X (formerly Twitter) account of VeChain posted about the account breach by the hacker on the morning of 17th January addressing the community.
Hackers uploaded a fake airdrop message to VeChain’s X (previously Twitter) account. According to the company, “Security is a top priority.” The business has set up 2FA using a password that is generated at random.
They will be implementing new internal security policies as a result of conducting a comprehensive investigation to determine the vector. There was no impact on any of VeChain’s other platforms.
VeChain added that their community has shown extraordinary vigilance in aiding in the warning of others and that their team responded with remarkable speed. It added, “We are grateful for all involved and pleased to see such a united response.”
Due to the efforts of the community and team of VeChain, there were only a few transactions that occurred on the VET address, and no transaction was sent to the ETH address.
The company has taken notice of the user who sent the transaction theory data, and it will reimburse the user 1:1 for the entire amount of VET Sent. The user does not have to do any action for the reimbursement.