Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor

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The Poly Network logo displayed on a phone screen with a physical representation of some cryptocurrencies.Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe cryptocurrency platform targeted in a massive heist is now inviting the hacker behind it to become an advisor to the firm, and promising a $500,000 reward for the restoration of user funds.Poly Network, a so-called decentralized finance or "DeFi" project, was hit with a major attack last week which saw the hacker, or hackers, make off with more than $600 million worth of tokens.Poly Network lets users swap tokens from one digital ledger to another. Someone exploited a flaw in Poly Network's code which allowed them to transfer the assets to their own crypto wallets.It is thought to be the largest crypto heist of all time, surpassing the $534.8 million in digital coins stolen from Japanese exchange Coincheck in a 2018 attack and the estimated $450 million worth of bitcoin that went missing from Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox in 201
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