OpenSea Users Complain About Losing NFTs, the Company Opens Investigation

20.02.2022 20:13
by Nina Petrov
1 min read

The leading NFT marketplace OpenSea is investigating whether the alarming user posts on social media, claiming that the platform was exploited and under phishing attack, are true. In the meantime, in a post on Twitter, OpenSea issued a warning that users shouldn’t click on links from outside of the official OpenSea website to avoid phishing.

The investigation soon revealed that 32 users had signed a malicious payload, after which their NFTs disappeared.

The attackers most probably took the advantage of the fact that the platform recently revised its smart contract. A mass email was sent, leading users to believe that the disguised malicious link had something to do with the transition of the new contract on Friday.

The address of the attacker is known and has been marked by a phish/hack warning. The address holds $1.7 million in ETH and various tokens.

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  • Nina Petrov is a theoretical mathematician, passionate about new trends in the global economy and blockchain technology. She is a devoted content creator and editor, crypto-enthusiast and stock market analyst.

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