The popular NFT collectibles creator Bored Ape Yacht Club has warned against minting sham NFTs. The warning came after a malicious tool infiltrated the official Discord channel, in an attempt to deprive users of their popular collectibles.
“Do not mint anything from any Discord right now. A webhook in our Discord was briefly compromised,” Bored Ape Yacht Club tweeted early Friday. “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.”
—Bored Ape Yacht Club (@BoredApeYC) April 1, 2022
According to researchers, a ticketing tool that verifies users in the channel and sends channel-wide notifications was compromised. Users who received a malicious link and opened it are susceptible to hacking, according to the researchers.
The hackers attempted to dupe people into minting fake NFTs from the popular Bored Ape collection. This in return would allow the hacker to steal the contents of the user’s NFT wallet. As of this moment, only one Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT has been stolen, said Coindesk in a report.
“Other Discord channels for popular NFT collections — including Doodles, Shamanzs, and Nyoki — were also hacked, likely by the same attacker, according to famous Twitter sleuth zachxb, who is known to uncover digital asset scandals. “ said Twitter user zachxbt (@zachxbt) April 1, 2022