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This week, another Twitter NFT influencer was allegedly hacked via OpenSea, but is that really so? Accordingly, the collector had lost several Doodles, Bored Apes, and other blue-chip NFTs worth over $1 million. However, the NFT community isn’t sorry at all – here’s why:
How did the BAYC NFT collector get hacked via OpenSea?
Twitter NFT influencer and BAYC collector @jfx is the latest victim to get hacked. The collector shared the news via social media along with a screenshot of his stolen NFTs. In a screenshot of his phone, we can see two Doodles, one MAYC, and one BAYC NFTs; accordingly, there might be more, though.
“Please do not buy any of these items or anything else from my wallets,” @jfx added.
While some community members felt sorry for him, others called the incident “karma”. Here’s an example:
How did the NFT community react?
Surprisingly, this reply from fellow collector @zachxbt received nearly 10k likes. According to him, the hacked NFT collector used to scam users using social media tactics – particularly via Instagram. Other users even accused @jfx of stealing from other community members.
“Well you’ve been stealing from people for a good time, so here is your karma,” user @Hallalluja wrote.
Regardless of the truth, one thing is certain: NFT scams are on the rise. In fact, multiple collectors have been complaining about getting hacked via OpenSea itself, so the real question is:
Can you protect yourself from NFT scams?
Right now, hackers are targeting the NFT community more than ever. Some may try to steal your seed phrase via simple word docs. Meanwhile, others attract users with free mint NFTs that actually hide malicious smart contracts. So what can you do?
Obviously, the most important step is to DYOR before investing in any NFT project – particularly new ones. Besides that, you can re-evaluate your digital wallets to choose the safest option for your needs.
Don’t know where your NFTs are actually stored? Our guide will help you understand digital asset storage and how to keep your NFTs safe to avoid getting hacked!