Yuga Labs Discord hacked, NFTs worth 200 ETH stolen

June 5, 2022
By Murtuza Merchant

Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) parent company, Yuga Labs, said its Discord servers were hacked by a malicious actor, with NFTs worth 200 ETH or $360,000 stolen.
The hack was confirmed 11 hours following the attack.
“Our Discord servers were briefly exploited today. The team caught and addressed it quickly. About 200 ETH worth of NFTs appear to have been impacted. We are still investigating, but if you were impacted, email us at discord@yugalabs.io,” BAYC tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
According to on-chain analyst and Twitter user NFTherder, the hacker breached the Discord account of BAYS project manager Boris Vagner and posted a malicious link that duped Bored Ape collectors and sent their NFTs to the attacker’s address.
This is the third time BAYC has been hacked, with the impersonator having been able to siphon off users’ funds.
On April 1, a Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT was stolen via a phishing link on Discord.
On April 25, users were scammed into giving up millions of dollars worth of NFTs after BAYC Discord and Instagram accounts were hacked.
On May 25, high-valued Ethereum-based Moonbirds NFTs worth $1.5 million were lost by a Proof Collective member amid an ongoing scam.

About the author

Murtuza Merchant is a senior journalist and an avid follower of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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