NFT: Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Cryptopunks in Danger…

News hardware NFT: Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Cryptopunks in Danger…

This is not new, the largest collections of virtual works in NFT are always the object of evil desires. Yuga Labs, the studio behind the brands Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Cryptopunks, has announced an imminent attack attempt. This time, the threat to the studio’s NFTs couldn’t be more alarming…

NFTs under methodical attack

This Tuesday, July 19, Yuga Labs warned its community about the premeditation of a possible large-scale theft, including targeting its collections. The studio with the two largest collections in the NFT market, namely Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Cryptopunks, has its own surveillance network. This allowed Yuga Labs to shed light on what appears to be a finely organized NFT plan of attack:

“Our security team has been monitoring a group of persistent threats targeting the NFT community. »

No details on the group’s modus operandi for now, but the famous studio explains in this tweet that the operation is imminent and could take place on the social networks of certain key accounts (the official accounts of the collections or accounts of the Yuga -team).

“We believe they will soon be able to launch a coordinated attack on multiple communities through compromised social media accounts. »

With these elements, one can imagine that hackers will try various tricks with the aim of phishing or issuing fake signature requests to leave with the NFTs that are on the crypto wallets of the victims.

Powerless for the moment, the brand is once again warning its various communities (Cryptopunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club) to save a few tokens along the way.

“Please be vigilant and stay safe. explains Yuga Labs on his twitter account.

This climate of stress for collectors is unfortunately not new… The owners of Bored Ape (BAYC) are indeed regularly the target of all kinds of scams.

Bored Ape, the collection popular with hackers

While crypto and NFT “wallets” are very secure, keeping that much value on a virtual wallet can be a cold sweat… And it’s not for nothing that the holders of these non-fungible tokens (NFT) are becoming a regular on many platforms. asked, even where they feel safe.

In April 2022, the Bored Ape Yacht club collection had been the target of a hack of exceptional proportions. At the time, a person took over Bored Ape Yacht club’s Instagram account to post a fictional “giveaway”. The hacker made off with a large amount of NFT worth a total of €3,000,000.

Last month, Bored Ape’s official Discord server was compromised. A hacker had managed to take over an administrator account to republish a fake giveaway. Balance: 200 ETH, or €332,000.

And it’s not over yet… On June 12, a few days after the discord was hacked, the company said it received tangible information via Twitter about an imminent attack:

“We have received credible reports that there may soon be an attack on our social media accounts, using a source within Twitter to circumvent our security. There are no surprise sales, upfront. stated Gordon Goner, co-founder of the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

Digital avatars with monkey or punk heads, despite the bear market, will never stop attracting desire. Although the value of these NFTs has halved, the current price of a Bored Ape or cryptopunk stands at over $130,000, a factor that motivates web3 hackers to continue…

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