Ethereum Hacker Hacked While Hacking Hacker

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In hindsight, it’s so obvious.”We do not know who was smart enough to create this smart contract, but the hacker and the hacked could be the same person, so hacking us to write about the hacker hacking in a hacked PR stunt.Yet, as funny as we’ve tried to make this story, there is a clear lesson here kids. The hacker says:“The source code being displayed as part of the ‘verified’ contract is kind of like an illusion of a magician’s trick. So the smart kid went off writing the exploit code, testing it on testnet, then:“It didn’t work! There’s 1 ETH in there, so it should be a fun challenge, maybe do a victorious blog post later.”Of course he was going to give back the one eth. The Eth got stuck in his contract.

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A hacker trying to hack a hacker was hacked by the hacker he was trying to hack in an ethereum smart contract cat and mouse game, honey pots and pots of honey.

An ethereum coder says he was whistling around smart contract land when he saw a bug similar to the one that got the DAO hacked.

But unlike the millions the DAO had, this one was hosting only one eth that on the surface seemed “vulnerable to a Rentrancy attack,” the hacker says before further adding:

“Beauty!”, I thought. “I can have some fun and try out this hack, and give the funds back to the contract creator later. There’s 1 ETH in there, so it should be a fun challenge, maybe do a victorious blog post later.”

Of course he was going to give back the one eth. We do not doubt it for one second. So the smart kid went off writing the...

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