OpenSea phishing attack, here’s what happened

Another attack on users of the NFT marketplace OpenSea emerged yesterday February 20th. As reported by CryptoSlate, the CEO of the NFT marketplace, Devin Finzer, tweeted that it’s likely a phishing attack and not connected to the platform directly. However, he pointed out that investigations were still ongoing.
Blockchain records show that hackers were able to get access to users’ wallets and steal several NFTs. So far, NFTs stolen include Bored Apes, Mutant Apes, and several other popular collections. The attacker stole close to $2 million worth of NFT.
The gist of the modus operandi of the attacker is that the attacker launched a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain over a month prior to the actual thefts. It’s evident that the attacker was planning the operation well in advance. The attacker then sent several users emails urging them to move their NFTs from an old OpenSea smart contract to a new one; the new contract was developed to address bugs discovered after an earli

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