Bored Ape Yacht Club co-founder Gordon Goner went to Twitter to show his distaste for the current state of Discord. One of the BAYC servers got breached by a hacking exploit, resulting in stolen NFTs worth 200 ETH or approximately $358,000.
“Discord isn’t working for web3 communities”
The hacker, or hacking group, has yet to release further information about the breach. So far, no additional details have been released. Yuga Labs, the firm behind the NFT collection, is currently investigating the matter and encourages its members to send an email to [email protected] if they were one of those affected
Others claimed, however, that the assault was carried out by BAYC Discord members.
While he and his followers agree on Discord not showing competence in handling NFTs, others, such as OKHotshot said that they should not put the blame on the platform but rather on the members.
“Disagree. Don’t blame Discord for users getting socially enginered, having dms open and clicking phishing links. Use the tool correctly first before blaming it.”
Another Case of Hacking in BAYC
BAYC is one of the most well-known NFT sets, featuring a collection of amusing ape photos. They’re created as non-fungible Ethereum tokens (NFTs). BAYC NFTs have been owned by such celebrities as Madonna, Eminem, and Mark Cuban, a billionaire investor.
The Gordon Goner Discord channel is a place where owners of Bored Apes can go to discuss the NFT sets. This channel was recently attacked by an unknown individual who exploited a 200-ETH flaw.
This attack caused a lot of damage and resulted in the loss of many customers’ NFTs. Since the incident, BAYC has claimed to have fixed the issue and apologized for the attack on its members.
On the other hand, attackers have previously abused BAYC’s social media platforms. Its official Instagram account was hacked in April. Hehe robbers stole $2.8 million from customers’ bank accounts by sending them a link to a phony website. The customers’ NFTs were lost as a result of this fraudulent site.