'Persistent Threat Group' Targeting Holders of NFT, Says Yuga Labs

Creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Yuga Labs, has issued a warning that several nonfungible token (NFT) communities may soon be the subject of a "organized attack."



The NFT company alerted its Twitter followers on Tuesday that a "persistent threat organization" had been identified that was using hacked social media accounts to target the NFT community. The company urged followers to be vigilant.


Gordon Goner, a co-founder of Yuga Labs who goes by the alias Gordon, forewarned the company in June of a potential oncoming attack on its Twitter social media accounts.



Soon after the alert, Twitter representatives started keeping an eye on what was happening with the accounts and strengthened their security.


Goner assured investors that the business would never engage in surprise mints, a common tactic used by attackers to seduce victims.


Two official Discord groups connected to BAYC and OtherSide NFTs were also compromised this month, giving con artists access to the official BAYC, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, and OtherSide Discord groups.


A few days have passed after threat actors broke into the well-known NFT site Premint NFT and stole about 314 NFTs and $375,000 in ETH, making it one of the biggest NFT hacks of 2022.


An NFT whitelisting tool called Premint enables NFT artists to swiftly gain access to a large number of verified NFT collectors and add them to a whitelist for new NFT projects.


The NFT services platform boasts a database of more than 2.4 million collectors and more than 12,000 NFT projects.


The thefts allegedly took place on Sunday as a result of hackers injecting malicious code onto Premint's website, according to blockchain security company Certik.


Instead than asking users to confirm their wallet ownership, the code's pop-up instead granted hackers the rights they needed to transfer NFTs from users' wallets.

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