Our short analysis of the Accusation of the Wintermute Project

0x1. The privilege of the account 0x0000000fe6a514a32abdcdfcc076c85243de899b

The report just looked up the current state of the account in the mapping variable _setCommonAdmin, however, it is not reasonable because the project may take actions to revoke the admin privilege after knowing the attack.

  • 0x37ab1d41fe3fa405b993c72ad9812d2074d55639f31ead8db2668993f3028f2a (at block 15007314);
  • 0x3456571463b98eb253bfd894f06ed706073942a89fb21c42fc12ea56c190b528 (at block 15575003).

0x2. The suspicious activity

The report regarded the following activity as suspicious:

0x3. Conclusion

In brief, this report is not convincing enough to accuse the Wintermute project.

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