It was a fake, of course, as a phishing link designed to steal funds from a ‘users wallet.
Recently launched nonfungible token (NFT project), “Rare Bears,” was hit with an attack, after a hacker posted a phishing link in the project‘s Discord channel, stealing nearly $800,000 in NFTs. The hacker was able to steal NFTs including “Rare Bears” and other NFTs from various collections including “CloneX,” “Azuki,” a “mfer” from artist sartoshi, and six LAND tokens used for The Sandbox metaverse.
Analysis from blockchain security firm Peckshield detailed that the attacker was able to steal 179 NFTs including “Rare Bears” and other NFTs from various collections including “CloneX,” “Azuki,” a “mfer” from artist sartoshi, and six LAND tokens used for The Sandbox metaverse.
On March 17, a hacker gained illegal access to Rare Bears Discord moderator Zhodan’s account. The hacker immediately posted an announcement within the group informing that a new mint of NFT’s was taking place, followed by a phishing link. As soon as users clicked on the link, their NFTs were stolen.
According to an update posted by the “Rare Bears” team, the hacker gained access to the account of a Rare Bears Discord moderator known as Zhodan, posting an announcement within the group‘s channel that a new mint of NFTs was taking place.