NFT artist Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann Discord URLs Hacked in a phishing attack. There has been a rise in the number of scam attacks lately and shows no signs of slowing down.
The latest DeFi attack by hackers breached the Discord server linked to high-profile NFT artist Mike “Beeple”.
Beeple confirmed in a blog post, about hackers breaking into his Discord servers and redirecting fans and followers towards a fake copycat link. This leads the victims to swipe the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and tokens from users that interact with it.
Hackers Attack Beeple’s Discord Server
In February 2021, a single piece of artwork called “Everdays: The First 5,000 Days” sold for $69.3 million, setting the top all-time single NFT sale record. His other artwork includes “Human One,” which sold for $28.9 million at auction the year before last.
The digital artist has grown so popular that he is attracting hackers and scammers, whose activities on his social media and messaging platforms have drawn many fans.
Maxnaut.eth, on Twitter hours earlier, notes that hackers might have hijacked Beeple’s NFTs on the market.
Maxnaut.eth claimed that a link related to “CollabLand wallet drainer” had been changed to “Collab.Land Bot” on Discord, and hackers intended to use the link to drain wallets. Maxnaunt.eth added:
“Your Discord URL may have been hijacked and no one updated it- make sure you change that ASAP, or people browsing your server will get rekt.”
Beeple’s Discord attack raises mixed reactions
Although Black Alchemy Group claims that this announcement by Beeple is a scam, some experts claim it to be an attack on the discord.
“The problem here is that you don’t have a vCISO (Security Officer) on your team or web3 is not naturally secure. If you haven’t already, hire a vCISO.”
A detective tweets, “I think this is an example of mismanagement of discord URLs which has occurred with cryptoBatz.”
In the meantime, maxnaut.eth says the artist appears to have fixed the bug. Beeple has not disclosed whether there are victims of the recent malicious phishing attack.