OpenSea, one of the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, has been hit by hackers once again. NFTs worth millions of dollars are reportedly stolen in the process.
At the time of press, it cannot be ascertained if the assets were stolen via a breach from a deficiency in OpenSea’s platform or a phishing attack.
OpenSea Is Currently Investigating the Issue
In a recent tweet, OpenSea reported a possible exploit in relation to its NFT marketplace, stating that investigation has started to know the extent of the attack.
According to the platform, the exploit appears to be a phishing attack from outside its domain. Phishing is a common means for thieves to access accounts through fictitious emails.
So, users are warned to desist from clicking any link different from its well-known official website address.
OpenSea tweeted, “We are actively investigating rumors of an exploit associated with OpenSea related smart contracts. This appears to be a phishing attack originating outside of OpenSea’s website. Do not click links outside of opensea.io.”
We are actively investigating rumors of an exploit associated with OpenSea related smart contracts. This appears to be a phishing attack originating outside of OpenSea's website. Do not click links outside of https://t.co/3qvMZjxmDB.
— OpenSea (@opensea) February 20, 2022
Hacker Steals Assets worth Around $3 Million
According to The Block, at this point, the hacker has stolen assets worth relatively $3 million, which includes popular NFTs such as Bored Apes, Azuki, and CloneX.
Alex Svanevik, the CEO of Nasen, estimates that about 19 users of the NFT marketplace are affected.