When Boris Vagner’s Discord account was hacked over the weekend, the theft was made possible.
Following a breach of BAYC’s discord server, a hostile actor stole $359,000 worth of Bored Ape NFTs.
After the third breach of BAYC’s NFTs in two months, doubts are being raised about the project’s security.
After the project’s Discord system was hacked on Saturday, a bad actor made off with 200 ether ($359,000) worth of Bored Ape NFTs.
Yuga Labs, the parent company of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), verified the sum in a tweet 11 hours after the assault. On-chain analyst and Twitter user @NFTherder was the first to raise the alarm about the compromise of BAYC’s project manager Boris Vagner’s Discord account.
“Our Discord servers were temporarily compromised today,” Yuga Labs stated using its BAYC Twitter account. “The crew was fast to notice and respond to the issue. Approximately 200 ETH worth of NFTs has been affected. Still, we’re doing our best to find out what happened.”
Bored Ape collectors were tricked into sending their NFTs to the attacker’s address after the successful hack, NFTherder said. This is the second time in recent months that a hacker has managed to get into a cryptocurrency exchange and steal tokens.
According to a tweet in which he congratulated the creators of Bored Apes and Yuga Labs, Vagner was elevated to social and community manager in February.
The Discord account was hacked, raising questions about the project’s security on social media. Despite the use of two-factor authentication, attackers may have been able to get access to a targeted victim’s Discord ID token.
Vagner’s Discord ID token, which was used to log in numerous times locally without authenticating one’s identity, may have been hacked, as one theory goes. Vagner’s account might have been accessed by the actor as a result of this.