Mon, April 22

DeFi Protocol Nexus Mutual CEO Gets Hacked for $8M 

AscendEX Hot Wallets Hacked-Losses $80M Altcoin News


  • DeFi protocol Nexus Mutual Founder gets hacked for $8M. 
  • In addition, the hacker is also a member of Nexus Mutual.
  • Some of the stolen funds have been sent through 

The CEO of decentralized finance (DeFi) insurer Nexus Mutual named Hugh Karp has lost more than $8 million worth of NXM in a targeted attack.

As per data from, a total of 370,000 of the project’s native NXM tokens were drained from Karp’s address to one owned by the attacker at 09:40 am UTC. Moreover, the transaction costs 0.00429472 ETH, or $2.49.


In addition, the hacker is also a member of Nexus Mutual. More so, the hacker has completed the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) 11 days ago. Also, he switched to a new address on December 3. Further, before getting remote access to Karp’s computer and modified MetaMask wallet extension.

Furthermore, this made him sign into a different transaction that transferred the assets from his hardware wallet to the hacker’s address. Added to this, it is found only the Karp’s address was compromised.

Nexus Mutual mentioned in a Tweet,

The mutual is not impacted; the pool of funds and all systems are safe. 

Some of the stolen funds have been sent through a decentralized exchange aggregator Since news of the attack broke, the price of wrapped NXM tokens declined. 

According to CoinGecko, the NXM price is at $22.42 with a 24-hour trading volume of over $27,512, at the time of writing.

Moreover, Nexus Mutual is a community-owned insurance alternative, offering protection from different risks in the DeFi ecosystem. However, only the members can participate in the network, buy, and hold NXM tokens. 

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