Flash loan volume in ETH. Source: AaveFlash loans allowed the attacker to make the scheme substantially cheaper to pull off, as there was no need to seek a large sum that would require laundering. Moreover, the loan itself was virtually free. https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1238778832020275200 On February 17th, after restoring operations, bZx faced another attack. This time the attacker used flash loans to manipulate the price of sUSD stablecoin. As a result, the protocol issued an uncollateralized loan. The estimated damage amounted to $650,000.