The attackers hacked into the Discord server of non-fungible tokens (NFT) of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) collection. This was reported on Twitter by PeckShield analysts. As a result of the hack, hackers stole at least several NFTs from the BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) collections.
It is known that the amount of theft is at least $70 000, since the attackers managed to steal the NFT MAYC #8662. Its cost at the time of writing is estimated at ~$70 000, according to OpenSea.
How exactly the hacking happened is not reported. The fact of hacking was confirmed by the representatives of Bored Ape themselves. The developers urged users not to contact the Discord server. Also, Bored Ape representatives admitted that other collections were also under attack through the Discord server.
Cases of NFT theft through Discord have happened before. At the end of January an NFT collector from the Bored Ape series lost $1 million due to Discord scammers.
In November 2021 year, cybersecurity firm Morphisec Labs has warned that a cryptographic ransomware called Babadeda has targeted Discord servers. The danger of the new virus is due to its ability to bypass anti-virus restrictions.
In February, it became known that cryptocurrency scammers began flooding Discord’s servers in order to steal cryptocurrencies through fictitious marketplaces. It is reported that scam schemes are designed for users who somehow appeared in public crypto chats.
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