A breach of the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord channel resulted in the theft of many nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
One of the world’s most valuable NFT archives, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), announced on Friday the hacking of its Discord server.
The group issued an urgent warning to its members, urging them not to keep anything safe from the chaos now raging.
Discord’s webhook was momentarily hacked by the BAYC, but the breach was quickly remedied. Discord for the NFT collection has been put on lockdown.
It has been revealed that Etherscan data suggests that the Yacht Club NFT (#8662) mutant app was taken. On OpenSea, the token is over 21 ETH ($68,900).
The BAYC team tweeted about the incident
In a tweet, the BAYC team said that it had “found” the problem right away. In spite of this, the team issued a warning to users not to mint any NFT via a link shared on its Discord and informed them that it has no intentions of doing any April Fools stealth minting.
Jay Chou lost his tokens in the phishing scam
According to Jay Chou, who is a Taiwanese musician, his tokens were taken as the result of a phishing scam he fell for. At least one BAYC and one Mutant Ape Yacht Club, as well as 169 ETH ($549,000), were taken, according to Etherscan.
At least one of the sought-after apes, Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662, was taken by the assailant.
In addition to the stolen primate, Jay Chou’s Doodles collection included one BAYC #3738, one MAYC, and two NFTs.
Because they happened one day apart and involved two distinct ETH wallets, it was impossible to tell whether the two instances were connected.
Are robberies using digital currency on the rise?
An assault on the Ronin network that took more than $600 million from Axi Infinity’s reserves occurred only a few days before today’s cyberattack.
Because of its digital dependency, cryptocurrency is very susceptible to cyberattacks, despite its creators’ best efforts. Several high-profile heists have occurred in the last decade, the most noteworthy of which was at the Japanese exchange Coincheck, which was the largest until Axi.