BAYC Discord Hacked, Around $360K Stolen

Key Takeaways

  • The BAYC discord group was hacked, resulting in 200 ETH worth of NFTs being stolen. The hack marks the third time in two months that BAYC’s NFTs have been compromised, raising questions over the project’s security measures.

What was the Team’s Response to the Attack?

As soon as Team was notified of this Attack, they have posted on Twitter that their discord servers were briefly exploited. So the Team caught and addressed it quickly. About 200 ETH worth of NFTs appear to have been impacted. Team is currently investigating and doing a postmortem of the Attack. But if any user was affected, they can email to team at [email protected]

Meanwhile, the Co-founder of BAYC, i.e., Gordon Goner, has tweeted that, Discord isn’t working for web3 communities. We need a better platform that puts security first.

Here is the list of some of the prominent NFTs that were stolen.

Bayc Discord Hacked, Around $360K Stolen

How did the Attack Occur?

According to OKHotshot, an on-chain analyst who has worked for multiple NFT projects. This happened because Community Manager’s,i.e., Boris Vagner got his account breached, which let the scammers execute their phishing attack. However, according to him, proper permissions could have prevented this Attack.

Bayc Discord Hacked, Around $360K Stolen

The EOA connected to the hack is 0x1079061D37f7F3FD3295E4aAd02EcE4a3f20DE2d. This wallet has already transferred funds to 2 separate EOA’s that have begun depositing funds into TornadoCash.

As discord hacks are increasing nowadays, our readers should stay alert.

Here are some latest hacked projects our readers should know about:
  1. OpenSea Discord Hacked
  2. New NFT Discord Scam Using QR Codes
  3. RareBears Discord Compromised, Around $200K worth of ETH Stolen
  4. Discord Hacking Group Exposed
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Yash Kamal Chaturvedi

Btech Computer Science, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (2023)

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