API: How to trace and monitor Uniswap hacker addresses
In the Crypto world, the use of protocol vulnerabilities and phishing have become the main methods for hackers to launch attacks. Because the encryption industry’s code is open and transparent, hackers can look at the target code and focus on finding vulnerabilities and launching attacks. Therefore, many Web3 projects specifically through the launch of bug bounty programs, to avoid greater economic losses.
Once attacked by hackers, what measures should the platform take to protect the security of customer assets, as well as how ordinary users monitor the address and transaction details they care about, are the key issues of concern in the Web3 era. Therefore, this shows the importance of blockchain API technology.
The value of apis is that they provide data services with security, privacy, and ease of use. API is currently used in all areas of the crypto industry, covering token transactions, address monitoring, and transaction analysis and security.
For example, Tokenview, a blockchain API provider, provides address monitoring and data API for developers and ordinary users in the blockchain industry to help users timely obtain changes in the data on the chain and monitor the transaction dynamics of the address.
Next, Tokenview will show you how to use the API to monitor hacker addresses.
Get hacker’s address
Take Uniswap V3 theft as an example: On July 12, 2022, Binance CEO CZ tweeted that hackers had stolen 4,295 ETH from Uniswap V3. Uniswap founder Hayden Adams also confirmed it was a phishing attack.
We found the hacker’s address via Tokenview blockchain explorer (Fake_Phishing5875) :
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Why monitor hacker addresses
Due to the anonymity of blockchain, we cannot obtain the true identity of hackers. If the stolen funds were transferred to a centralised exchange, such as Binance, the hackers might be able to pick up on them.
Another reason to monitor a hacker’s address is to get a sense of what the hacker is doing. Once the hacker’s address changes, the hacker’s associated address can be monitored in case of another scam or other action.
The whole process can take half a year or more from stealing the money to making the next move. This also brings us a lot of difficulties in monitoring. In this case, if through a program or API, the first time to get the relevant information when the address balance changes, then monitoring will be much easier.
How to monitor hacker addresses
Tracking hacker addresses using the Tokenview Address Monitoring API generally requires the following three steps:
1. Registered Tokenview developer account: https://services.tokenview.com
2. Set address monitoring Webhook URL
3. Enter or copy “Hacker address”
After completing the above steps, once the hacker address transaction information, will be the first time to receive notification, master the real-time dynamic hacker address.
Finally, Tokenview reminds you to learn [fraud prevention skills] :
1. Prevent signature theft. When signing a transaction, the content of the transaction shall be confirmed and the authenticity of the transaction initiator shall be ensured;
2. Do not disclose private keys and mnemonics;
3. do not randomly click unknown links and websites, guard against high imitation domain name and content of NFT phishing websites.