Gordon Goner warned of a possible incoming attack after receiving “reliable information” that a Twitter insider would help bypass social media account security.
Gordon Goner, the pseudonymous co-founder of Yuga Labs, warned of a possible incoming attack on their Yuga Labs-sponsored social media accounts after receiving “credible information” that a Twitter insider would help keep the accounts secure evade.
Yuga Labs, home to some of the most popular non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Otherside, has actively turned to Twitter for security concerns after learning of an impending orchestrated attack on its social media accounts would have.
Shortly after the community’s warning, Twitter officials began actively monitoring account activity, in addition to strengthening their existing security. Through a preemptive warning, Gohner told investors that the company would never hold surprise coins, a popular technique used by attackers to lure victims.
The popularity and public demand for Yuga Labs NFT offerings has led to an unintended surge in monkey-themed scams. On June 5, attackers managed to infiltrate Yuga Labs BAYC and OtherSide Discord groups and steal over 145 Ether (ETH).
An investigation by blockchain detective OKHotshot revealed that the attack was carried out by hacking the Discord account of Boris Vagner, PR and social media manager at Yuga Labs.
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