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Using a fraudulent link, hackers steal $400,000 worth of NFTs from Premint users

Certik, a blockchain security company, verified that hackers stole more than 300 NFTs, including NFTs from notable projects such as BAYC, Goblintown, and Othercoin.

Popular NFT platform Premint was hacked on July 17, resulting in around $400,000 in losses for customers who clicked on a fraudulent link.

According to available data, the hacker infiltrated the website of Premint by inserting a malicious JS file. Users who clicked on the link without suspicion granted the hacker access to their NFT wallets.

Over 300 NFTs lost

Certik, a blockchain security firm, reported that hackers took 314 NFTs, including tokens from renowned projects such as Bored Ape, Goblintown, and Othercoin.

Premint verified the breach and stated that a "very limited number of users" were affected. Etherscan detected four wallets associated with the assault.

The entire amount of stolen Ethereum (ETH) assets is anticipated to exceed $400,000, or 275 ETH.

The hack had place hours after Premint urged users not to "sign any transactions that state set approvals for everybody!"

Premint resumes service

Premint was able to return its website to normalcy and has implemented an upgrade that eliminates the wallet login option.

Users may now log in to the site using their Discord or Twitter social network accounts, which the platform claims is "more secure and easy, especially for mobile logins."

In addition, it instructed impacted individuals to include their wallet information in a document.

However, neither how nor when they would be repaid is specified.

NFT cheats.

The most recent attack on Premint is the latest in a very short series of hacks in the NFT market.

On July 15, renowned NFT musician DeeKay lost NFTs worth $150,000 due to unscrupulous gamers.

Footprint Analytics said that during the second quarter of 2022, around 5 percent of all web3 attacks occurred in NFTs.

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