OKHotshot concluded the examination and exposed the wallets where the NFTs were held. This was the 2nd attack on BAYC in as many weeks.
Hackers send discord messages by means of phishing link. Source: OkHotshot
OKHotshots examination revealed that the attack was brought out by Boris Vagner (neighborhood manager and social manager at Yuga Labs), hacking into his Discord account.
Cointelegraph has yet to hear back from Yuga Labs.
Yuga Labs was the creators of the 2 most popular nonfungible tokens (NFTs) including apes: Bored Ape Yacht club (BAYC), and OtherSide. Investors lost over 145 Ethers (ETH) or practically $260,000 throughout the latest phishing attack.
Many Discord users succumbed to the phishing messages promising limited-quantity free gifts for NFT holders, regardless of understanding the fraud. The screenshot above programs this.
BAYC & OtherSide discords were jeopardized! Appears like Community Manager @BorisVagner had his account hacked, which allowed the fraudsters to perform their phishing attack. Over 145E in was stolen Proper authorizations might avoid this pic.twitter.com/lCl2DfZQ0W
OKHotshot (@NFTherder), June 4, 2022
After they gained unlimited access, the scammers shared phishing links from Vagners Discord account to the official BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Clubs (MAYC), and otherside groups.
OKHotshot, a crypto investigator and member of the Crypto Twitter Community, informed crypto investors to the compromise of 2 official Discord group linked to BAYC or OtherSide NFTs.
Related: NFT owners reminded not to forget 29 Moonbirds stolen after clicking a bad hyperlink
Although the extent of the damage caused by this hack is not known, NFT owners should be cautious when handling third celebration platforms. It is necessary to confirm any details shared by others, despite the fact that they might appear trustworthy.
A Proof Collective member lost 29 highly-valued Ethereum-based Moonbirds NFTs valued at $1.5 million in an ongoing scam on May 25.
In a hack, 29 Moonbirds were stolen. Clicking a bad link can result in a loss of value of 750e ($ 1,500,000). It is so discouraging to see such things. This is what its like to see. pic.twitter.com/7iWO5LMovL
— Cirrus (@CirrusNFT) May 25, 2022
BAYC & OtherSide discords were jeopardized! Appears like Community Manager @BorisVagner had his account hacked, which permitted the scammers to perform their phishing attack. Over 145E in was stolen Proper consents could avoid this pic.twitter.com/lCl2DfZQ0W
In a hack, 29 Moonbirds were stolen. Clicking on a bad link can result in a loss of worth of 750e ($ 1,500,000).