It’s been less than two months since the Instagram account of the Bored Ape Yacht Club was the victim of a hacker attack. And now, once again, the Yuga Labs team is faced with the critical issue of security. In fact, at dawn on June 4th, a hacker managed to steal well 200 ETH of NFT – equal to about 350 thousand dollars -. A fairly significant loss, in addition to the $ 2.4 million NFT stolen a few months ago.
Bored Ape Yacht Club victim of a hacker attack: over 300 dollars of NFT stolen
According to what reported by Web3 is Going Great, at dawn on June 4th the BAYC was victim of a hacker attack. After obtaining the login credentials of a community manager, a cybercriminal would use the official Discord account to promote an exclusive fake giveaway for owners of Bored Ape, Mutant Ape and Otherside. “Do not mint via ANY other website – read the announcement released after users connected to the hacked site -. This is the only official site! “.
According to data from blockchain security firm PeckShield, a BAYC token and two Mutant Apes were stolen in the scam. At the current Ethereum exchange rate, the whole “loot” is worth more than 357,000 dollars. “Our Discord servers were briefly exploited today,” said a spokesperson for Yuga Labs. The team got to know this and dealt with it quickly. It seems that around 200 ETH of NFT has been stolen “. Despite this, it seems that the company is still investigating what happened. On the other hand, as anticipated, this is not the first time that the Bored Ape Yacht Club has been the victim of a hack. And we are confident that the company is looking for a solution to ensure maximum safety for everyone.