Base project RocketSwap Labs has outlined its emergency programme to bounce back from a brute force hack which swiped $865,000 or 471 Ether (ETH) from the protocol on Aug. 14.
The team explained on Aug. 15 that they plan on redeploying a new farm contract and open-source it on-chain, relinquish minting rights — presumably of RCKT — and will soon call on the hackers to return the assets, among other things:
The emergency programme agreed upon by the team is as follows.
1. We plan to redeploy a new farm contract by dropping the proxy contract and open sourcing it on-chain.
2. The new farm will advance the production reduction plan by 0.075 per block.
3. The team relinquishes…
— RocketSwap (@RocketSwap_Labs) August 15, 2023
#PeckShieldAlert The @RocketSwap_Labs exploiter has grabbed ~471 $ETH and bridged them from #Base to #Ethereum, and then created the token $LoveRCKT, the exploiter already supplied 90T $LoveRCKT and 400 $ETH to #Uniswap https://t.co/z12YlLjbsn pic.twitter.com/Wxaph6lcuD
— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) August 15, 2023
RocketSwap Labs said attributed the exploit to a brute force attack on the protocol’s server:
“A brute force hack of the server was detected, and due to the proxy contract used for the farm contract, there were multiple high-risk permissions that led to the transfer of the farm’s assets. We shut down the farm to prevent further damage.”
RocketSwap is a decentralized exchange on Base, with plans to gradually become community-owned through a decentralized autonomous organization.