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NFT Bored Ape Yatch Club project was hacked again, estimated loss of 150 ETH

Last weekend, the Discord servers of the hit NFT project Bored Ape Yatch Club (BAYC) and OtherSide were targeted by hackers.

Specifically, the target that hackers attacked was the account of NFT BAYC community manager – BorisVagner – thereby “paving the way” for a series of phishing attacks, directing users to a fake reward website. for profit and information gathering.

As a result, many users were immediately “hit” and lost their valuable NFTs. According to the project announcement, 32 NFTs were recorded including 1 BAYC, 2 MAYC, 5 Otherdeed and 1 BAKC with total losses, estimated by PeckShield is 145 ETH (equivalent to 260,000 USD at the time of the incident).

After this incident, the development team BAYC posted a notice that it was investigating the incident, and instructed victims to contact via email for assistance in remediation. Once again, BAYC emphasizes that the project never provides prizes or surprise gifts to users.

Consider switching to another social media platform

In the context of many popular projects choosing Discord as a platform for the community to communicate, especially top-value NFT projects like BAYC, this platform has become a “fat bait” for the news community. thief.

From the beginning of 2022 until now, there have been many prominent names such as Axie Infinity, NFT OpenSeaor prominent NFT projects of SolanaAnimoca Brands all fell victim to hackers from this platform.

For BAYC, a similar incident took place in the first half of 2021 and the hacker successfully hijacked an NFT photo worth $69,000 at that time. Therefore, through the latest incident, Mr. Gordon Goner, co-founder of Yuga Labs, has begun to consider switching to a media platform. Social Network in order to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Gordon thinks that Discord is not suitable for the web3 community, suggesting to “migrate” the community to another social network

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At the same time, the project is still in progress vote to stay or leave the Ethereum blockchain. Voting, which lasts until June 9, was opened after Yuga Labs experienced many serious problems from this network during the NFT sale of metaverse project land and caused Yuga Labs to refund. Updated on the morning of 7.6, the number of votes to stay with the Ethereum ecosystem of ApeCoin DAO has risen to an overwhelming percentage.

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