The phenomenon of smart contract honeypots
Hardly a week passes without large scale hacks in the crypto world. It’s not just centralised exchanges that are targets of attackers. Successful hacks such as the DAO, Parity1 and Parity2 have shown that vulnerabilities in smart contracts can lead to losing digital assets worth millions of dollars.
Attackers are driven by making profits and with the incredible value appreciation in 2017 in the crypto world, individuals and organisations who hold or manage digital assets are often vulnerable to attacks. Especially smart contracts have become a prime target for attackers for the following reasons: