Hackers hijack Ankr gateway for Polygon and Fantom networks


Ankr, a node infrastructure provider for proof-of-stake blockchains, has suffered a domain name system (DNS) hijack on the endpoints for Polygon and Fantom, according to a tweet by Polygon’s chief information security officer Mudit Gupta.

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The hijack appears to be an attempt to trick users into providing their wallet seed phrase. Users of the two networks have been urged to use other node providers while the issue is being fixed.

Ankr’s twitter account posted that it’s “investigating some reported issues.” 

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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