© Reuters BAYC Servers Experience Another Attack: NFTs Worth 200ETH Phished
- 32 NFTs stolen as Discord servers of BAYC and OtherSide get hacked.
- The phishing attack was conducted by hacking the Discord account of Boris Vagner.
- This is the third attack Discord has witnessed this year.
In yet another breach, the famous ape-themed non-fungible (NFT) collectibles Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) Discord servers were hacked over the last weekend, resulting in a loss of 32 BAYC NFTs worth 200 ETH ($381,280 at the time of writing).
#PeckShieldAlert ~32 NFTs were stolen, including 1 #BAYC, 2 #MAYC, 5 #Otherdeed, 1 #BAKC pic.twitter.com/mPdRSnL0qJ— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) June 4, 2022
This attack comes only a month after the BAYC Discord community suffered a massive loss through a social media hack on their official server. Yuga Labs addressed the hack on their official Twitter (NYSE:) account.
Our Discord servers were briefly exploited today. The team caught and addressed it quickly. About 200 ETH worth of NFTs appears to have been impacted.
Yuga Labs’ community manager, Boris Vagner confirmed that his Discord account was hacked and the cybercriminals posted phishing links via his account to OtherSide’s channels and on the NFT fantasy football club Spoiled Banana Society’s Discord account.
A member of the Crypto Twitter Community and a blockchain detective, with the Twitter name OKHotShot, alerted investors about the hack of 2 official Discord groups that were linked to BAYC and OtherSide.
Earlier this year, BAYC experienced two similar attacks in an interval of a few weeks. The first one was when the website was attacked with malware allowing the hackers to steal customers’ personal information and crypto wallets from their phones. This hack phished around 286 ETH ($790,000).
The following attack was when the hackers managed to access Discord’s official account that hosted members of Yuga Labs’ 3 NFT collections — Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Kennel Club, and Bored Ape Yacht Club.
Although Discord is the most preferred choice for NFT community builders, it also invites a multitude of security breaches. However, BAYC remains one of the most thriving collections since it hosts the greatest land sales to date.
As the BAYC collections continue to expand, security needs a serious upgrade. It might be high time for the community to move away from Discord onto their own platform permanently.