A hack of the project’s Discord channel has resulted in the theft of a number of NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not. According to a security firm, the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Discord channel was compromised on April 1.
Mutant Ape Yacht Club #8662 was stolen and the attacker was able to make off with at least one of the highly sought after apes.
The pilfered primate, as well as 1 BAYC #3738, 1 MAYC, and two NFTs from the Doodles collection, were also stolen.
Captcha bot compromised
The official captcha bot was compromised in order to get the attention of Serpent. They said that they had added:
“This is not 100% confirmed to be the root cause of these hacks but remove it from your servers to stay safe and use a different verification bot. I was told that the owner of Captcha Bot (ImDarkDiamond) was compromised and the source code was stolen (This part is 100% confirmed).”
The captcha bot needs to be turned off asap.
BAYC posted a notice on its own account that warned users against minting anything on Discord. It said it wasn’t doing any April Fools or stealth mints right now.
The attacker created a fake minting website and posted a malicious link on the official Discord channel. It is being reported that the Discord server has also been hacked.
There are no details on the ground at the moment, but the incursion happened a few hours ago.
It is a social media platform for gaming. The platform has been used in a BAYC robbery before. Calvin Becerra lost three bored apes that were worth almost $1 million.
The project’s backers have dumped 8.5% of the token on the day. The APE token is currently trading at $12.71, according to CoinGecko. It has lost 26% since its March 18 all-time high of $17.17.
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