Two remote procedure call (RPC) interfaces for the Polygon and Fantom blockchains were impacted in a domain name system (DNS) hijack attack on Friday, developers said.
RPC refers to a set of protocols that allow a client, such as MetaMask, to interact with a blockchain. DNS hijacking, on the other hand, is a type of cyber attack in which queries are manipulated in order to redirect users to malicious sites.
Gupta told CoinDesk in a Twitter direct message that the attack was a “middleware exploit.” He added: “No funds lost as far as we know but we are still investigating.”
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