Cream Finance (a decentralized finance protocol) acknowledged the integration error of AMP that triggered an approximately $19M loss, which happened on 30th August, for the protocol; thus, it announced to repay the amount to its users. A post has been published by the firm, which informed about the flash-loan-exploit in AMP. The company has assured to refund the embezzled Amp (AMP) and Ether (ETH) tokens by specifying 20 percent of the entire protocol fees till the time the amount is paid completely. The firm will also publish the surety given by the respective parties related to AMP as well as the creators thereof named Flexa-digital-payment-network to guarantee the payment of the debt.
The post-mortem report stated that the new flash-loan-exploit was the earliest instance of a direct offence in which 2,800 ETH and 462M AMP were lost. PeckShield (a security firm for blockchain) assisted Cream in pointing out that the incident was triggered because of an error in the path of AMP integration with the protocol. Despite being disappointing and unlucky, the company took responsibility for that error.
Simultaneous to the core exploit, it has also been discovered by Cream that a minor copy-cat strike was witnessed to be carried out from an address that had a transaction history regarding the crypto exchange Binance. The exchange is now collaborating with the company to detect the second culprit. Cream disclosed that it would work in association with jurisdiction to take the proper legal action in accordance with the complete magnitude of law against the responsible person.
The protocol, which had been hacked, will also provide almost 10% of the stolen amount to the attacker if he agrees to pay back the robbed funds. It further stated that the person who will inform as well as assist in the arrest along with the trial of the attacker, the company will provide a 50% share of all the retrieved funds.
It has been previously reported that Cream has stopped borrow and supply contracts for AMP since the 30th of August for halting the exploit that permitted the exploiter to get to roughly $19M in ETH and AMP via reborrowing of assets in only 17 different transactions. A dip of about 13% has been witnessed in the prices of AMP and CREAM (the local tokens of the company).