Report: Misconfigured Ethereum Clients Have Resulted in Hack of Around $20 Mln


About $20 mln worth of Ethereum have reportedly been stolen by a group of hackers, exploiting misconfigured Ethereum clients, according to a Bleeping Computer article published June 11.

The hackers were able access applications using the Ethereum software which configured their interface to expose a Remote Procedure Call (RPC). The RPC interface allows third parties to query, interact with, and retrieve data from the Ethereum‐based service, meaning those with access could get private keys, see the owner’s personal information, and even move funds.

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