A Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) manager had his Discord account compromised and then used to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of non-fungible tokens (NFT) and Ethereum’s native currency, ether, reports claimed.
According to CoinDeskthe account of Boris Vagner, manager of the BAYCs community, has been breached, with the hackers behind the attack using the stolen identity (opens in new tab) posting phishing links on the Discord channels of BAYC and Otherside, the company’s related metaverse project.
BAYC is one of the most popular and most expensive NFT projects in the world, despite a number of well-publicized security risks and recent dramatic price fluctuations.
The attackers also posted phishing links on the Discord server of the Spoiled Banana Society, an NFT project that Boris runs with his brother, Richard. The message was quickly deleted and Richard later asked for a community damage report:
“Hey @everyone, we got hacked an hour ago, hope no one clicked on any links. We regained control of discord and Boris’ account, thank God he didn’t delete the entire server,” he said. all guides back in the following days and let us know if there’s anything else he messed with. ”
So far, the attack appears to have stolen around 200 Ether in NFTs, which equates to approximately $360,000 at current prices.
Non-fungible tokens are a big trend among cryptocurrency aficionados right now, with some tokens reaching six-figure valuations. This has made them an attractive target for cybercriminals who create new forms of theft almost daily.
Less than a month ago, it was discovered that a threat actor impersonated the Pixelmon NFT project, creating the entire site from scratch and making it look almost identical – except for one crucial difference – he distributed a password-stealing malware called Vidar.
The crooks are also posting fake jobs in the NFT industry, trying to get their hands on the private keys of people’s Ethereum wallets and through them their valuable NFT collections.
Through: CoinDesk (opens in new tab)