DeFi platforms PancakeSwap, Cream Finance hit by domain name system hijacks

UPDATE: Cream Finance announced on Twitter that it has regained control of its DNS. "These sites are now safe to use. Thank you for your patience as we are [sic] continue to monitor this situation," the project team said.


DeFi platforms PancakeSwap and Cream Finance warned users on Monday that they were hit by domain name system (DNS) hijackings.

The strong warnings were issued on social media in a bid to keep users from falling victim to dual schemes to collect private keys or seed phrases from would-be victims. Such information obtained by this kind of phishing scheme would then allow a hacker to then steal funds from affected users.

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As of press time, PancakeSwap has said that it has regained access to its DNS. Cream Finance appeared to be in the process of seeking DNS access, pointing users toward an alternative address in t