Yuga Labs’ warning comes just days after hackers compromised Premint NFT’s website and made off with more than 300 NFTs and $375,000 worth of Ethereum.
Yuga Labs, the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club has warned that there could soon be a coordinated attack targeting several communities of NFTs.
The NFT company wrote on Twitter that its security team had been following a persistent threat group that targeted the NFT community through compromised social media accounts, and urged followers to watch out.
This is not the first time that the company has warned its community about a possible hacker attack through social media.
In June, the pseudonymous co-founder of Yuga Labs, Gordon Goner, issued a warning about a possible incoming attack on his Twitter accounts.
Shortly after the warning, Twitter began monitoring activity on the accounts. Goner told investors that the company would never do over-ass minting. This is a popular method of attracting victims.
This month, two official Discord groups associated with BAYC and OtherSide NFTs were compromised, which allowed scammers to share various phishing links in the official groups BAYC, Mutant Ape Yacht Club and OtherSide on Discord.
Yuga Labs’ new alert comes just days after hackers hacked the popular NFT platform Premint NFT and stole about 314 NFTs and $375,000 in ETH, making this one of the biggest NFT hacks in 2022.
Premint is an NFT whitelisting service that helps NFT artists quickly access a large number of verified NFT collectors and whitelist them for new NFT projects. The service platform offers more than 12,000 NFT projects and a database of more than 2.4 million collectors.
According to blockchain security firm Certik, the thefts took place on Sunday after hackers leaked malicious code into Premint’s website.
The code created a pop-up window asking users to verify ownership of their wallets. Hackers were granted the necessary permissions to get NFTs from the wallets of their victims.
Six wallets were affected, which included NFTs from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Otherside, Oddities and Goblintown.
Premint said that it will continue to deal with the incident and reminded users that they would never be asked to sign any kind of transaction on the platform.