The hackers released a malicious link to an unofficial mint that has managed to steal nearly $13 million worth of NFT from victims.
several tens of tokens Non-expendable items (NFT) from famous collections were stolen on Monday after a malicious actor apparently took control of the account of Instagram from Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).
As reported CoinDeskthe official account of Instagram and the server Discord from the popular ape NFT collection were hacked on Monday. The hackers took advantage of the space to promote an alleged minting campaign of “land” virtual for the next metaverse of Bored Ape, OthersideMetawhich will be released this week.
The link apparently led BAYC supporters to a malicious campaign that compromised cryptocurrency wallets to steal a total of 54 NFTs, valued at more than $12 millionaccording to estimates of CoinDesk. The official account of Twitter of the Bored Ape alerted users about the scam.
Today there is no coinage. Looks like BAYC’s Instagram was hacked. Do not mint anything, click on links or link your wallet to anything.
????There is no mint going on today. It looks like BAYC Instagram was hacked. Do not mint anything, click links, or link your wallet to anything.
— Bored Ape Yacht Club (@BoredApeYC) April 25, 2022
Yes ok YugaLabsthe company that created BAYC, has not provided further details about the incident, some Twitter users claim that the account of Discord has also been hacked and that dozens of NFTs have been stolen.
According to the report of CoinDeskhackers have managed to subtract 24 Bored Apes and 30 Mutant Apes from the victims’ wallets. The medium collected data from the recent transfers from Open Sea to confirm this figure. However, he notes that some of the transactions could be the same holders who are moving their collectibles for security purposes.
Article by Hannah Estefanía Pérez / DailyBitcoin
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