Yuga Labs’ BAYC, OtherSide Discord groups breached, over 145 ETH stolen

Yuga Labs, the creator of two of the largest ape-themed nonfungible token (NFT) choices — Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and OtherSide — observed another orchestrated phishing attack with investors losing over 145 Ether (ETH) or nearly $260,000 during the time of writing.

OKHotshot, a blockchain detective and part of the Crypto Twitter community, alerted crypto investors concerning the compromise of two official Discord groups associated with BAYC and OtherSide NFTs.

Based on OKHotshot’s investigations, the attack was conducted by hacking in to the Discord account of Boris Vagner, community and social manager for Yuga Labs. 

After gaining unrestricted accessibility employee’s account, scammers shared various phishing links from Vagner’s Discord account in to the official BAYC, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) and Otherside groups.

Discord message from online hackers with phishing link. Source: OkHotshot

Many users within the Discord groups, unwary concerning the ongoing scam, fell for that phishing messages that guaranteed limited-quantity giveaways provided for existing NFT holders — as evidenced through the above screenshot.

Concluding the analysis, OKHotshot revealed the wallets that held and transferred the lately compromised NFTs, making the 2nd time BAYC fell victim for an attack in 2 days.

Yuga Labs hasn’t yet taken care of immediately Cointelegraph’s request comment.

Related: NFT proprietors advised to become vigilant after 29 Moonbirds were stolen by clicking a poor link

On May 25, an evidence Collective member lost 29 high-valued Ethereum-based Moonbirds NFTs worth $1.5 million among a continuing scam.

As the total damage for this hack remains unclear, the current crypto scams really are a harsh wake-up demand NFT proprietors to workout caution when confronted with third-party platforms, and also to double-check anything shared by others, even when they seem reliable.

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