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BAYC AND OTHERSIDE DISCORD GROUPS HACKED, OVER 145 ETH LOST

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Otherside, two Ape-themed NFTs owned by Yuga Labs just witnessed another phishing attack, amounting to losses of nearly $260,000.

The hackers reportedly gained access to the servers through the account of community manager, Boris Vagner. Through which they attacked by stealing 145 ETH by posting phishing links in both the official BAYC and Otherside Discord channels. All those who clicked the links had their wallets compromised.

It was OKHotshot, a blockchain detective and also a member of the Crypto Twitter community who alerted crypto investors about the compromise of the two official groups. After concluding the investigation he further revealed the wallets that held and transferred the recently compromised NFTs.

This is the third time the Yuga Labs-run account has been impersonated to steal users’ funds. The first time was on April 1 when Mutant Ape Yacht Club was stolen through a phishing link posted on their Discord channel. The second happened on April 25 after Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord and Instagram posted fake links to Otherside minting.

Featured image source: Benzinga.

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