An attacker gained access to the server after hacking the captcha bot

Bored Ape Yacht Club confirmed hacking of its Discord server

01.04.2022 - 12:25


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What’s new? The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Discord server was compromised on April 1, the project team confirmed on Twitter. The representatives of the BAYC have warned that this is not an April Fool’s joke and they do not conduct any airdrops. The attacker stole 1 MAYC #8662, 1 BAYC #3738, and two NFTs from the Doodles collection. The hacker managed to hack into the captcha bot and gain access to the server. The BAYC’s representatives advised users to remove the bot.


Details of the hack. The attacker managed to place a malicious link on the BAYC’s official Discord server to lure users to the site with a fake token airdrop. The servers of the Doodles, Nyoki, and Squiggles projects in Discord were also reportedly hacked similarly. However, the platforms’ representatives have not yet commented on this information.

What preceded it? Earlier, the Rare Bears NFT project lost $800 000 in a phishing attack on the Discord channel. According to the PrivacyHQ research, half of the NFT holders lost access to their assets and 16% were hacked.

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