By Abdul Ghani, February 21, 2022:
Several users of the NFT platform (OpenSea) were phished out of $1.7 million worth of possessions. The NFT platform OpenSea has investigated allegations that malicious code for smart contracts has led to cyberattacks on individual users. The company now notes that phishing attacks have probably occurred on 32 of its users. About $1.7 million worth of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) were stolen from them using malicious software injected into them.
The NFT platform's users were panicked about how this took place and could they be the next target, but the CEO of OpenSea Devin Finzer has confirmed it’s likely to separate from the platform. OpenSea also tweeted about this issue.
As CoinDesk reports, the company warns in a tweet not to fall for fake URLs. Apparently, the affected users were tricked by a fake website. The attackers did not appear to have sent any phishing emails to OpenSea users. Cybersecurity firm PeckShield confirms that the NFT theft was made possible by phishing and not other vulnerabilities.
$1.7 million in Ether
The stolen NFTs were transferred to an address where, according to Etherscan, Ether tokens worth $1.7 million are parked. Also at the address are several NFTs, three of which are from the well-known Bored Ape Yacht Club series.
The OpenSea and other blockchain platforms have warned users to be aware of the spammers. The Billionaire CEO of OpenSea Devin Finzer is very positive that they can control these types of fishing techniques and promise to make OpenSea a better NFT platform for the users.