- Around 10:50 p.m. ET, OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer followed up in a tweet that “32 users thus far have signed a malicious payload from an attacker, and some of their NFTs were stolen.” He added that the company is “not aware of any recent phishing emails that have been sent to users,” and suggested a fraudulent website may be to blame.
- PeckShield, a blockchain security company that audits smart contracts, stated that the rumored exploit was “most likely phishing” – a malicious contract hidden in a disguised link. The company cited that same mass email about the migration process as one of the possible sources of the link.
- The apparent attacker’s address (which the blockchain explorer website Etherscan has already slapped with a “phish/hack” warning badge) holds about $1.7 million worth of ether (ETH), as well as three tokens from the Bored Ape Yacht Club, two Cool Cats, one Doodle and one Azuki.
Update (Feb. 20, 04:42 UTC): Adds public statement from OpenSea CEO.
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