A few hours ago, the Bored Ape Yacht Club confirmed that their Discord servers had been stolen. Fortunately, the team immediately caught the hack. The BAYC team also clarified that there are currently no Stealth Mints or April Fool’s Airdrops. Therefore, BAYC followers should not proclaim anything on Discord until they are safe. BAYC Discord is now closed. Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 stolen after recent theft from Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord.
Unidentified hacker steals Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 from new hack on BAYC Discord servers. Source: PeckShield.
The Early Ape Yacht Club Discord has been stolen
According to security firm PeckShield, the hacker reported a phishing link to the Mutant Ape Kennel Club chain. According to data from Etherscan, hackers managed to steal Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 from users by hiding the link under “stealth NFT mint”. The token is currently worth 20 ETH (about $65,600) on Opensea.io.
Some Twitter users have reported that hackers can launch an attack from the launch tool, the popular Discord bot that developed support for tickets. In the past, there have been rumors that the Discord hack was due to a security breach by Captcha Bot. However, to date, there is no confirmation of this rumor.
Twitter user @farokh also reported similar use of Doodles’ Discord server. However, to date, no announcement from Doodles has confirmed this.
In separate media, Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou was the victim of a phishing attack. He lost several tokens, including BAYC, MAYC, two Doodles, and 169 ETH ($549,000), as seen in Etherscan records. However, we do not know how these two events influence each other.
With the use of advances in cryptography, it’s never too late to be safe. If you live in an NFT environment, we recommend keeping your NFTs in a cool wallet like the Nano Ledger S. These hardware wallets are very inexpensive and cost around $60 each. As an NFT writer, make sure that you only use your wallet to sign up for the NFT industry. And don’t expose the seed phrase on the wallet. Recent efforts, such as those of the Ronin Network and the Wormhole Network, have also addressed the need to keep crypto assets in a secure environment.