Bored Ape Yacht Club's Discord Encounters An Online Phishing Attack
BAYC Team Confirms That Their Discord Was Briefly Hacked
The Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT team announced via Twitter that their Discord server was hit by a malicious tool earlier today. The hacker gained access to the BAYC Discord server that hosts the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Kennel Club, and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
According to the blockchain security & analytics website PeckShield, the hacker posted phishing links in the Mutant Ape Yacht Club channel to dupe people into minting fake NFTs.
#PeckShieldAlert @BoredApeYC Discord compromised, MutantApeYachtClub #8662 has been stolen.https://t.co/bMQrBgxreU
https://mintboredapeyc[.com]/ is #phishing site. Do *NOT* fall prey to it. https://t.co/NLMiIzKsR6 pic.twitter.com/mUlAkImvRY
The BAYC team clarified via Twitter alerting people to not mint NFTs for the time being. The team further highlighted that they are not hosting any April fools stealth mints and cautioned people to not fall prey to such phishing links.
STAY SAFE. Do not mint anything from any Discord right now. A webhook in our Discord was briefly compromised. We caught it immediately but please know: we are not doing any April Fools stealth mints / airdrops etc. Other Discords are also being attacked right now.
Apart from BAYC, other Discord accounts notably Doodles, Shamanzs, and Nyoki were also compromised, underlining the fact that the same hacker may have used similar tools to dupe people on other discord accounts as well.
Shamanzs Discord hacked too.
Funds are being directed here:https://t.co/Mrvec92UEV pic.twitter.com/I2wAk2I2lp
The Stolen MAYC NFT #8662 Reportedly Belonged To Taiwanese Popstar Jay Chou
The Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT #8662 which was earlier stolen in the BAYC phishing attack, reportedly belonged to the popular Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou.
Chou took to Instagram to unveil details concerning the NFTs that he had lost today which include the above-mentioned MAYC #8662, and a Bored Ape Yacht Club ape, which was given to him as a gift by Taiwanese Singer Jeffrey Hwang. Apart from that, Chou also lost two Doodles NFTs.
Another wallet hacked! Renowned music artist Jay Chou had his BAYC, MAYC and 2 doodles stolen via a verified Twitter phishing scam.
Over 169 ETH of NFTs were stolen from his address and routed to this address https://t.co/lDFU96H09i#JayChou #BoredApeYachtClub pic.twitter.com/twGQAcAi0k
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