OpenSea Discord users in trouble
OpenSea Discord was hacked and the NFT market confirmed this development in a Posting on Twitter May 6, 2022 at 2:13 p.m. UTC. “We are currently investigating a potential vulnerability in our Discord, please do not click on any links in Discord,” the NFT Market tweet said.
As OpenSea continues to work out the details and investigate the damage caused, they have asked all users to be cautious. A number of people in the crypto community have reported the possibility of the hack as the founder of Sentinel, an AI-powered Discord and crypto threat mitigation system, and the community, @Snakewas among the first to confirm the hack.
Blockchain security firm PeckShield also informed the crypto community about the Discord exploit.
— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) May 6, 2022
According to leaked footage from OpenSea’s hacked Discord server, there was a message that the NFT Marketplace had partnered with YouTube “to bring their community into the NFT space.” Users were then redirected to a phishing link where they could hit “YouTube Genesis Mint Pass”.
The official OpenSea Discord was hacked and posted a link to a phishing site in partnership with youtube. On April 1, a large number of top-notch DISCORD NFTs were hacked and released phishing links. pic.twitter.com/uDbNklIgn3
– Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) May 6, 2022
Top-Notch Discord Compromise
According to a previous Kripteu Magazine report, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Discord Channel was also briefly compromised, followed by the Doodles’ server. Similar events occurred where scammers posted fake links to phishing websites and promoted fake NFT collection airdrops. Such occurrences have become very common in the NFT world, and it seems like platforms like OpenSea need to keep their platforms more secure.