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Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord Hacked as Dozens of NFTs gets Stolen in a Week

Bored Ape Yacht Club made reports yesterday via their social handles that their official Discord server has been hacked. The popular NFT club also warns that no one should mint anything from the hijacked server until it is retrieved.

According to the reports, a malicious group was able to find their way into the club’s official platform – which is usually meant to only be exclusively available to those who own Bored Apes and Mutant Apes.

Upon getting into the server, they sent out a phishing link and proceeded to successfully steal a Mutant Ape NFT from an unsuspecting user.

In an early-morning tweet on Friday, the official Bored Ape Yacht Club Twitter account said:

“A webhook in our Discord was briefly compromised. We caught it immediately but please know: we are not doing any April Fools stealth mints/airdrops etc. Other Discords are also being attacked right now.”

The value of BAYC’s native token ApeCoin — which was recently airdropped to Bored Ape owners — has plunged over the past 24 hours, and is currently down 10% at the time of writing.

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NFT Theft – Another Rising Menace

Elsewhere from other occurrences, dozens of non-fungible tokens — including five Bored Apes — have been reported stolen following a series of verified Twitter profiles intruded on in a sophisticated phishing hack.

According to a publication from The Block, the blockchain intelligence firm Elliptic cited that stolen crypto collectibles and assets were in the value of around $900,000.

Scammers who hijacked a number of high-profile Twitter accounts shared tweets instructing unsuspecting users to a shady “token airdrop site” for ApeCoin.

One of these victims had claimed that they were ripped off by two NFTs — despite the fact that they had ignored prompts from the website urging them to connect their wallets.

According to research by AnChain.AI, the scam has siphoned income of at least 46 ETH — worth more than $150,000 at current market rates.

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