The Bored Ape Yacht Club acknowledges that its Discord server has been hacked
Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord server – the biggest NFT collection by market value — was hacked today, the organisation announced in a tweet.
Unknown hackers obtained access to the official Discord server used to communicate with members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, and Mutant Ape Kennel Club, three Yuga Labs NFT collections.
The hacker uploaded a phishing link on the Mutant Ape Kennel Club channel with success. According to security company PeckShield, it was disguised as a’stealth NFT mint’ and used to steal Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 from one user.
The BAYC team said in a tweet that it promptly ‘caught’ the problem. Nonetheless, the company warned users against minting any NFT through a link released on its Discord and informed onlookers that it had no intentions for April Fools stealth mints.
“REMAIN SAFE. At the moment, do not mint anything from any Discord server. BAYC said that “a webhook in our Discord was momentarily hacked.” “We promptly identified it, however please be aware that we will not be doing any April Fools stealth mints / airdrops, etc. Other Discords are also under assault at the moment.”
According to reports, the hacker may have launched the assault through Ticket Tool, a popular Discord tool that produces support requests automatically.
Twitter users have informed about a similar attack on the Doodles Discord channel, another popular NFT collection, but the Doodles company has not yet responded.
Compromising Discord accounts is a frequently used method for hackers to launch phishing attacks on NFTs collectors. Only a few weeks ago, a recently founded NFT collection called Rare Bears said that one of its members was a victim of a similar event and lost almost $790,000 in assets.