Yesterday the worlds largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, was attacked by hackers, who used phishing software and stole several of the most sought after NFTs, including Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape collections. 32 users has been affected, and so far the loss is totaling around $1.7 million.
Phishing is a commonly used among hackers to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.
OpenSea Co-Founder and CEO, Devin Finzer has already commented on the incident, confirming that 32 users have lost their NFTs, and that the attack did not originate on OpenSea.