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Avalanche DEX Trader Joe thwarts phishing attempt, details here

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Security concerns briefly affected Trader Joe, a major DEX on Avalanche, leading to a temporary impact on volumes and price.

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  • Trader Joe, a popular DEX on Avalanche, experienced a security threat.
  • Even though the team was quick to resolve the issues, DEX volumes and prices were impacted.

Trader Joe, one of the largest DEX’s on the Avalanche[AVAX] network, recently faced some issues related to security.

Some threats

Trader Joe faced a security threat when attackers replaced the contract address with a fake one. This phishing attempt could have tricked users into sending tokens to the wrong place.

Phishing, in this context, is a trick where attackers try to deceive users by replacing the real address of a platform with a fake one.

It’s a sneaky attempt to make users send their tokens to the wrong place, putting their assets at risk.

In the case of Trader Joe, the team quickly caught this phishing attempt and took action to protect users from falling into the trap.

A quick recovery

The team quickly spotted the issue and removed the harmful code to protect the users. Some users reported problems with token swaps, affecting about 100 people across different blockchains like Avalanche, Arbitrum, BNB, and Ethereum.

The good news is that this didn’t directly impact important actions like liquidity transactions, lending, or staking.

As they dug deeper, the team discovered a potential exploit in a 3rd party analytics plugin’s JavaScript code used on their website. This code was promptly removed to prevent further risks.

Despite the security issue, Trader Joe is now safe for trading, liquidity, staking, lending, and more. The team stressed that there are no external integrations or third-party solutions, enhancing user security.

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Due to these factors, there was a slight dip in the overall DEX volumes on the Avalanche network. Coupled with that the TVL on Avalanche also fell.

AVAX was also caught in the crossfire. The price of the token fell by 4.41% in the last 24 hours. However, the correction wasn’t enough to establish a trend.

Source: Artemis


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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