Bored Ape Yacht Club and Otherside Metaverse Discord servers have reportedly been hacked
The Bored Ape Yacht Club was hacked again by a phishing scam that allowed thieves to steal more than a quarter million dollars worth of NFTs, reports said.
A manager account at the company and Otherside Metaverse was compromised this week, allowing hackers to access their accounts, CoinGape reported.
Once inside, the scammers sent out phishing links posing as “exclusive freebies” for the NFT fans and stole 145 Ethereum, which is roughly $257,515.65.
It comes just over a month after the group lost $3 million from another group of scammers.
Pictured is the phishing scam sent to members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Otherside Metaverse discord groups
The scam allegedly made off with about 145 Ethereum, which equals about $257,515.65
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is focused on buying and selling Bored Ape NFTs (pictured, one has already been sold). The group was attacked by thieves last month who made off with $3 million
Data from PeckShield, a blockchain security firm, showed that as of Saturday, a total of 32 NFTs had been stolen, including a Bored Ape Yacht Club token, two Mutant Apes NFTs, five Otherside NFTs, and a Bored Ape Kennel Club token by the phishing hack. Attack.
NFTs or Non-Fungible Tokens are Bitcoin-like digital tokens that act like a certificate of ownership and live on a blockchain.
The scam was reportedly sent through the account of a manager with the username BorisVagner, who lured members of the Discord groups with free tokens.
The breach comes more than a month after the Bored Ape Yacht Club, the biggest player in the NFT game, suffered major hacks in April, dealing with four Bored Apes and a number of other NFTs totaling $3 million has made off.
Seth Green has created an animated show in which a Bored Ape cartoon character works in a real Manhattan bar, the White Horse Tavern, in the West Village
Hackers had targeted the group’s Instagram account and sent phishing links to members who unknowingly clicked on the posts and lost their valuable NFTs, The Guardian reported.
Jack Moore, a global cybersecurity consultant, said that while Instagram attacks are nothing new, the close community over the Bored Ape NFTs phishing scam can enable devastating success.
“This takeover had huge consequences and resulted in a mass theft of digital assets,” More told the Guardian of the April hack.
“Similar to the theft of physical art, there will be questions about how they can now resell these assets, but the problems with NFTs still exist and users need to be extremely cautious about this still very new technology.”
Confidence in the Boared Ape Yacht Club continues to falter after actor Seth Green fell for yet another scam to steal the copyright to his Bored Ape NFT to be used in an upcoming TV show.
The 48-year-old actor was set to use an animated version of the NFT, Fed Simian, for his new animated film, White Horse Tavern.
It features the real bar in Manhattan’s West Village and imagines one of the bartenders is Fred Simian, who is part of an NFT collective called the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
The character that Green bought is animated and interacts with real actors in the 1880s bar.
But now the show’s production has ground to a halt after the main character was “kidnapped.”
Green announced on May 17 that the character was stolen. He has pleaded for his return on social media, insisting he can still air the show as Fred Simian was stolen and no copyright rules apply.
But Fred was resold using cryptocurrency – a totally unregulated market – meaning that the unidentified new owner of the NFT could well assert a copyright claim if a likeness of Fred is broadcast without permission.
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