Axie Infinity, the popular non-fungible tokens (NFT) game, faced another attack on its Discord server earlier on Wednesday, leading to a compromise in its MEE6 bot.
MEE6 is a popular crack bot primarily used to automate roles and messages and is used in many crypto projects. The attackers used the hacked bot to add permissions to a fake Jiho account and later issued a fake advertisement regarding the mint.
The developers were able to remove the hacked MEE6 bot from the main server and delete the fake messages as well. However, the project’s official Twitter account warned that many users may continue to see the fake message until they restart Discord.
The developers also claimed that MEE6 compromise is not a new phenomenon and many projects have faced similar issues. However, the official MEE6 Discord support channel denied the hack allegations and claimed to have checked with its engineers and did not see any unusual activity.
Official MEE6 Discord Channel Message
Many believe that hackers hacked the administrator accounts first and then gained access to the alternate administrator account using MEE6. This helped them send web book messages while hiding the hacked admin account.
Related: Fallout from Axie Infinity’s $650 Million Ronin Bridge Hack
The Discord bot settlement comes within one month of the largest theft on the Ronin bridge in Axie Infinity, which resulted in the loss of more than $600 million in crypto assets. The large number of recent security breaches has eroded community trust in the game, which was once considered a revolutionary project for the gaming world.