The Bored Ape Yacht Club has been reportedly hacked again by phishing scams, allowing thieves to steal over $ 250,000 in NFTs.
Once inside the scammer, a phishing link disguised as an “exclusive giveaway” was sent. NFT Fans steal 145 Ethereum, which is about $ 257,515.65.
It’s been over a month since the group lost $ 3 million from another scammer.
The photo is a phishing scam sent to members of the Discord Group of Bored Ape Yacht Club and Otherside Metaverse.
The fraud is said to have taken place at about 145 Ethereum, which is about $ 257,515.65.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club focuses on buying and selling Bored Ape NFTs (pictured, previously sold).The group was targeted by a $ 3 million thief last month
By Saturday, a total of 32 NFTs had been stolen, according to data from blockchain security company PeckShield. It had one Bored Ape Yacht Club token, two Mutant Apes NFTs, five Otherside NFTs, and one Bored Ape Kennel Club token stolen by a phishing attack.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital tokens like Bitcoin that exist on the blockchain, acting like a certificate of ownership.
The scam was reportedly sent through the manager’s account with username BorisVagner. This manager seduced members of the Discord Group with free tokens.
Is this breach one since Bored Ape Yacht Club, the biggest player in NFT games, was hit by a massive hack in April with four Bored Apes and numerous other NFTs totaling $ 3 million? It’s been over a month.
Seth Green has created an animated show where boring monkey cartoon characters work at White Horse Tavern, a real Manhattan bar in West Village.
Hackers targeted the group’s Instagram account and sent phishing links to members. Members lost valuable NFTs without knowing they clicked on the post. Guardian report.
While Instagram attacks aren’t new, global cybersecurity adviser Jacke Moore says phishing scams can be devastatingly successful due to the close community around Bored Ape NFTs.
“The acquisition had a huge impact and led to a mass robbery of digital assets,” he told the Guardian about the April hack.
“There are doubts about how these assets can be sold, just as when physical art was stolen, but the NFT problem is still widespread and users are very much into this very new technology. You need to pay attention. ”
Confidence in the Boared Ape Yacht Club has shaken after actor Seth Green fell into another scam where his boring Ape NFT copyright set to be used for the next TV show was stolen from him. ..
The 48-year-old actor was set up for his new cartoon, White Horse Tavern, to use the cartoon version of the NFT, Fed Simian.
Featuring a real bar in West Village, Manhattan, I imagine one of the bartenders is Fred Simian, a member of an NFT group called the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
The characters Green bought are animated and interact with real actors in a bar in the 1880s.
However, after the protagonist was “kidnapped,” production of the show ceased.
Green announced on May 17 that the character had been stolen. He pleaded for a return on social media, claiming that Fred Simian could be broadcast because Fred Simian was stolen and copyright rules do not apply.
However, Fred was sold using cryptocurrencies (a completely unregulated market). This means that if Fred’s portrait is broadcast without permission, the new unidentified owner of the NFT can file a copyright infringement claim.