Sky Mavis raises $150 million to reimburse theft victims

Sky Mavis is the company behind Axie Infinity, and after a recent heist that saw it lose over $600 million, the company is raising funds to reimburse users

Sky Mavis: An embattled Company

The last few days have been some of the worse for the Sky Mavis team; a heist was targeted at this company, and by the end of the attack, an estimated $625 million in crypto was stolen from its users. No company wants to ever have to deal with a financial breach because the stigma, backlash, and distrust by members of the public linger long after the episode.

What made the Sky Mavis heist more of a PR nightmare for the company was that the hacker was in the company’s system for a considerable amount of time before anybody on the team realized that they were compromised.

Users may look to the fact that hackers were inside the company’s system for a lengthy period and deduce that the company hasn’t done enough to make its system safe to transact on and interact with. That being said, the feeling within the team must be one of despair, and all we can hope for is that the company has solid crisis management and employee stress management processes in place to help the company come out on top.

After the hack, the company pledged to try to recover lost funds or reimburse users with the help of external capital.

Crisis Management at its finest

Since the heist, we can fault Sky Mavis for many things, but one thing that we cannot say is that they have handled the situation poorly. It seems like recovering stolen funds isn’t an option at this point, so Sky Mavis is going for the second option.

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