Scammers hack top NFT Discord bots the 1st of April πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

    Quite a number of Discord channels have been the subject of recent cyberattacks, where the hackers took over the channels’ bots to make use of phishing tactics with the intention of convincing users to mint fake NFTs.


    According to multiple reports, Bored Ape Yacht club, Shamanz, Nyoki, Doodles have all had their Discord accounts hacked and abused. Blockchain investigator, Zachxbt posted screenshots as proof that both the Doodles and Kaiju Kingz NFT projects have also been targeted in this scam. It was also reported by Vice that the tactics used by these scammers includes tricking people into clicking a link, so that they could mint a non-existent NFT. The hackers will then come in and ask for Ethereum or an NFT wrapped into a token.

    This tactic appears to have been successful in a few instances. On one of the Discord channels, the hackers sent out this text: β€œOh no, our dogs are mutating. MAKC can be staked for our $APE token. Holders of MAYC + BAYC will be able to claim exclusive rewards just by simply minting and holding our mutant dogs.” The NFT projects were quite quick to react and were able to warn their users that some of their identities had been stolen.

    Although we are yet to know if any specific endpoint was compromised ☝

    It was also reported that two wallets were identified as participating in the hack, and were seen as Fake_Phishing5519 and Fake_Phishing5520 on blockchain explorer Etherscan. The first account obtained one NFT, sold it, and sent about 20 ETH to the second wallet. The second wallet then sent more than 60 ETH to a mixing service thereby laundering the tokens. After this, the second wallet sent 0.6 ETH to two addresses with one being inactive and the other with more than 1,400 ETH, and more than 6 million Tether coins.

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