While the decentralized finance space is prone to hacks and exploits, it is unusual for their centralized social media platforms to suffer something similar.
However, for the past couple of weeks, the cryptocurrency space has been watching the latter, with the latest addition to the mix: Opensea.
Opensea Hacked again!
The Ethereum-based NFT market confirmed that their Discord server was compromised a few hours ago. The same has been verified by PeckShieldAlert and Serpent, accounts associated with blockchain security.
Being the first to bring this exploit to life, Serpent shared a screenshot of the Discord channel where spambots have apparently posted links to a page titled “yoytubenft.art”.
By claiming that these NFTs are limited with only 100 in existence and over 80% minted, the hackers tried to lure the Investors to the phishing website.
PeckShieldAlert has posted an image of the same website with a warning warning people of a possible attempt by hackers to steal their private key, tricking users into giving them approval of the token and / or buying the scam tokens.
At the time of writing, the most recent update from Opensea was as follows:
“Don't click on the links in our Discord.
We are continuing to investigate this situation and will share information as soon as we have it ”.
This, however, isn't the first time Opensea users have been hacked. As reported by FXEmpire, Opensea users lost about $ 1,7 million worth of NFTs in a phishing attack earlier this year.
One victim even sued the market in a $ 1 million lawsuit, claiming the platform continued to work instead of shutting down and fixing the issues.
Opensea is not alone
Last month NFT's second largest collection, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), witnessed two attacks that compromised its social media accounts.
The first attack took place on April 1, compromising the NFT collection's Discord server, followed by a second attack on his Instagram account on April 27.
With this latest attack, the hacker managed to steal 4 monkeys, 6 mutants, 3 kennels and some other valuable NFTs.
So this pattern of attacking social media accounts seems to be taking hold. However, investors can be on the safe side if they understand the difference between a fake ad and a real ad.