The Discord community server of the popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) was hacked. Information about this has already been confirmed by the project team. Earlier with BAYC there was another scandal: information about fake distribution of ApeCoin coins, connected with NFT-collection of cryptocurrency, was spread in Twitter. Fraudsters thus managed to steal the unique tokens of those who followed the malicious link in the post they published. We tell you more about the current situation.
It should be noted that the “earnings” of the scammers in this story were more substantial. In essence, they attracted investors with messages about giving away a new portion of coins, that is, the prospect of making money. In the end after signing a transaction at an unknown site, the owners of NFT lost their tokens because they were sent to the address of the hackers.
At the same time, it is very painful to lose a representative of the Bored Ape Yacht Club series. Still, this is the most expensive NFT collection as of today. The cost of its representatives starts from the equivalent of 382 thousand dollars.
How hackers steal NFT tokens
An unknown hacker gained access to the official Discord channel for members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, as well as its related collection of NFT-series Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Kennel Club. As a reminder, they were all developed by the same studio, Yuga Labs.
The scammer posted a phishing link in the Mutant Ape Kennel Club channel. It was disguised as a “stealth release of unique tokens,” which is supposedly an opportunity to get new tokens. According to news outlet The Block, the link was successfully used to steal Mutant Ape Yacht Club token #8662 from one user.
The BAYC team said on their Twitter that they “spotted” the problem immediately. In addition, they urged users not to click on Discord links – especially if they are promoted ostensibly for the release of new NFTs. In addition, community administrators reminded that the team has no intention of conducting any rounds of new token issuance in the foreseeable future.
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