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Hackers recently hijacked the Discord server for the renowned Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. On Twitter, the BAYC team confirmed the breach.
One of the most famous and most valuable NFT collections in the world had their Discord server compromised by an unknown hacker. The hacker acquired access to the Discord server that hosts the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, and Mutant Ape Kennel Club, all of which are Yuga Labs' NFT collections.
The Discord server's team verified the hack in a quick tweet that provided little information or details about the hack or its modus operandi. The hacker, according to security firm PeckShield, was able to publish phishing links on the Mutant Ape Yacht Club channel.
“We are not doing any April Fools stealth mints”
This URL was intended to be viewed as a "stealth NFT mint," and one Mutant Ape Yacht Club member fell victim to the phishing assault, with Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 being stolen from the user.
#PeckShieldAlert @BoredApeYC Discord compromised, MutantApeYachtClub #8662 has been stolen.https://t.co/bMQrBgxreU— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) April 1, 2022
https://mintboredapeyc[.com]/ is #phishing site. Do *NOT* fall prey to it. https://t.co/NLMiIzKsR6 pic.twitter.com/mUlAkImvRY
The BAYC team stated in a tweet that they "found it [the breach] instantly," but clearly not quickly enough to prevent any thefts, and urged users not to mint any NFT via a link posted on the BAYC's Discord. Additionally, the team cautioned users that "we will not be conducting any April Fools stealth mints/airdrops."
"REMAIN SAFE. At the moment, do not mint anything from any Discord server. The BAYC team said that "a webhook in our Discord was briefly hijacked."
“We caught it immediately but please know: we are not doing any April Fools stealth mints / airdrops etc. Other Discords are also being attacked right now.”
STAY SAFE. Do not mint anything from any Discord right now. A webhook in our Discord was briefly compromised. We caught it immediately but please know: we are not doing any April Fools stealth mints / airdrops etc. Other Discords are also being attacked right now.— Bored Ape Yacht Club (@BoredApeYC) April 1, 2022
"#PeckShieldAlert @BoredApeYC Discord server has been infiltrated, and MutantApeYachtClub #8662 has been taken.
https://mintboredapeyc[.com]/ is a webpage that #phishes. Do *NOT* fall for it," security firm PeckShield tweeted, along with the hackers' Ethereum address.
Has Doodles' Discord been compromised as well?
In reaction to the BAYC team's release, Piyush Khemka, a software developer at Meta, said that "a very sophisticated scam is currently circulating in the Crypto world."
There is a very sophisticated scam going around right now in the Crypto space. Couple of hackers bought some verified accounts & are pretending to be BAYC founders. They are charging 0.33 ETH to mint new digital coins. Stay safe out there people. Crypto is truly the wild west!— Piyush Khemka (@piy9) March 24, 2022
Additionally, additional users on the Doodles' Discord server have warned about similar flaws and possibly hacks, Doodles being another popular and highly prized NFT collection. At the time of publication, the Doodles team had not responded to these inquiries.
🚨🚨🚨 DOODLES DISCORD ALSO HACKED. NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE, BE CAREFUL!!! 🚨🚨🚨— Farokh.eth (🎙, 🎙) (@farokh) April 1, 2022
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