Forta General Alerts

Forta general security alerts trigger notifications when any event pose a security risk based on attack phases.

Forta general events alerts users to any events that may pose a security risk within the DeFi space. This includes information on potential vulnerabilities or hacks.

Attack detection is the process of identifying and mitigating unauthorized or malicious activities within a system or network. With Alterscope alerts, users have the capability to customize their alerts by selecting their preferred attack phase and monitoring any address they designate across any supported network.

How to setup forta general security alerts.

  1. Under Signals section click on Add Subscription button under Security-Forta General. The button is highlighted in black box in the screenshot below.

  1. Clicking on Add Subscription button will prompt you to fill in essential fields to create a Security-Forta General alert subscription. Fill in the fields and click on Add button (located below the input fields). Please refer to the screenshot below.

    Note: Description regarding the fields is provided below the screenshot.

Fields Description

  • Name: Name for the Alert.

  • Username: The username is a unique identifier displayed when alert is received.

  • Delivery Channel: This field outlines the chosen communication platform for alerts. Currently Discord and Slack is supported.

  • Webhook: A webhook is a mechanism that allows automated messages to be sent from one system to another. Currently the discord and slack webhook is supported to receive notifications. You can find instructions on how to create a discord webhook here and slack webhook here.

  • Address: This refers to the address of the specific token for which you would like to receive the Security Alerts.

  • Chain: Users can select from a range of supported blockchain networks for monitoring, which currently include:

    • Ethereum

    • Optimism

    • Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

    • Polygon

    • Fantom

    • Arbitrum

    • Avalanche

  • Attack Stage: There are four distinct phases available for subscription:

    • Funding Phase: This phase includes activities like providing funding to contracts, such as in the case of tornado cash funding.

    • Preparation Phase: Users can opt to track the preparation phase, which involves the creation of attacker contracts.

    • Exploitation Phase: This phase covers actions like draining funds from contracts, which can have significant security implications.

    • Money Laundering/Post Exploitation Phase: Here, users can monitor activities like sending funds to tornado cash or on-chain text messages following an attack.

  • Severity: Specify how severe the alert is. ("Low", "Medium" and "High") .

  1. Upon clicking on the Add button, a subscription notification popup will be displayed on the lower left. See the snapshot below for reference.

  1. Examples of Forta security alerts received on Discord is provided below for your reference.

a) Forta Critical Alert Example

b) Forta High Alert Example

c) Forta Medium Alert Example

d) Forta Low Alert Example

e) Forta Info Alert Example

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