Warning after OpenSea’s Discord Hacked

2022/05/09By: L, Laura

OpenSea hack: A suspicious link was included that directed unsuspecting Discord users to the “YouTube Genesis Mint Pass” website.

 

OpenSea’s Discord channel has been hacked – NFT Marketplace warns users to avoid clicking on any links.

 

It comes after a bot posted a message that falsely claimed OpenSea has entered into a partnership with YouTube “to bring their community into the NFT space.”

 

The scam suggested that OpenSea was releasing a pass that would allow holders to mint NFTs for free — along with other “insane utilities” — and the message continued:

“You are able to get this mint pass below for 100% free. There will only be 100 of these however, once they are gone they won’t be coming back and you will have to purchase off the OpenSea marketplace. Congratulations to those who get one.”

 

A suspicious link was then included that directed unsuspecting Discord users to a website for the “YouTube Genesis Mint Pass.”

 

Screenshots suggest bots were trying to pile pressure on Discord users to click on the link by inducing a fear of missing out — with one post indicating that the passes were “80% gone.”

 

On Twitter, OpenSea initially said there was a “potential vulnerability” in its Discord channel — and later confirmed it was investigating the situation.

 

Worryingly, there are signs that over a dozen wallets have been compromised — with one person losing an NFT worth $9,000.

 

Another Incident in Opensea

This isn’t the first time that a Discord channel has been targeted in this way.

 

Last month, a malicious actor managed to make their way into Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord server, which is meant to be exclusively available to those who own NFTs from the collection.

 

When inside, they posted a phishing link and successfully stole a Mutant Ape NFT from an unsuspecting user.

 

On Twitter, the official Bored Ape Yacht Club Twitter account had confirmed:

“A webhook in our Discord was briefly compromised. We caught it immediately but please know: we are not doing any April Fools stealth mints / airdrops etc. Other Discords are also being attacked right now.”

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