The largest provider of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the market, OpenSea, has its Discord server hacked, as reported by security firm PeckShield this Friday (6). After the invasion, the channel began to support attacks with NFTs in false collaborations with YouTube.
– PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) March 6, 2022
The OpenSea team has confirmed the hack of their Twitter account. In addition, it instructs users not to click on any link contained in the channel:
“We are exploring the potential for interference in our Discord. Please do not click on the Discord link”, tweeted OpenSea this morning.
OpenSea Discord Hack Details
According to screenshots posted by Twitter users, the attackers created an ad on OpenSea’s Discord server informing them of the fake “mint pass” given in collaboration with YouTube.
Thus, the hacker reported the members of the group to a website containing the word YouTube. However, the address was fake and did not match the platform’s official website.
On the fake page is information about promotions giving the first 100 participants the opportunity to request tokens at 100% off.
As PeckShield has announced, it is a real phishing link. That is, the address that makes the website legitimate to collect sensitive information from users.
It is not yet known if a fallen user was the victim of an attack or if there was a missing NFT.
Journalist and cryptocurrency expert Colin Wu shared a screenshot on OpenSea’s Discord channel.
The official OpenSea Discord has been hacked and published a link to a phishing site in association with youtube. On April 1st, many blue-chip NFT DISCORDs were stolen and advertised phishing links. pic.twitter.com/uDbNklIgn3
– Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) March 6, 2022
“We have partnered with YouTube to bring their community to the NFT Center, and we are launching a mint pass with them that will allow owners to build their project for free, as well as get other supplies crazy for the master. ”
As can be seen, the fake link makes the official website of the platform with the inclusion of “NFT” and “art”.
The attacks are similar to NFTs
This is not, however, the first time that a Discord channel connected to NFTs has been attacked. According to show by CriptoFácil, in early April, the channel of the famous Bored Ape Yatch Club (BAYC) written by Discord was the victim of a similar affair.
Along with the scam, the scammers managed to secure the equivalent of $ 65,000 worth of Ethereum (ETH) from a single user.
As in the case of the OpenSea Discord hacker, in the case of BAYC, the hackers supported the scam that involved the minting of NFTs.
OpenSea has also been plagued by other attacks in the past. In February of this year, for example, the big NFT business suffered with a loss of approximately US $ 1.7 million, or around R $ 9 million in this period. Subsequently, the platform promised to reverse all affected users.
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