Solana’s Magic Eden attracts several NFT hacks

Sahana Kiran
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Earlier today, the Solana-based NFT marketplace, Magic Eden was presumed to be hacked. Users of the platform were taken aback after a collection’s page displayed adult pornographic content. Additionally, instead of the users’ desired NFTs, images from the prominent sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” were also portrayed.

Several people pointed out the possibility of a network hack. However, Magic Eden shared a tweet affirming that it was an error by a third-party cacher. In a tweet, the Solana-based NFT marketplace further wrote,

“Hey guys our image provider, a 3rd party service we use to cache images, was compromised. Your NFTs are safe and Magic Eden has not been hacked. Unfortunately, you might’ve seen some um, unsavory images. Make sure you do a hard refresh on your browser to fix it.”

Nike’s crypto brand RTFKT’s COO loses his NFT collection

A phishing fraud resulted in the COO of RTFKT, a cryptocurrency brand owned by Nike, losing virtually all of his NFTs. Nikhil Gopalani had a wide range of NFTs on OpenSea.

The alleged phisher may have utilized two wallets, according to OpenSea activity. The hacker then proceeded to empty Gopalani’s wallet of NFTs, including double-digit sums of CloneX, RTFKT, Loot Pods, and Crypto Kicks NFTs. These were further valued at more than $175,000 at floor prices. After several withdrawals, the affected wallet presently displays a total asset value of $0.11 on Etherscan.

Furthermore, Gopalani took to Twitter and informed the community about the same.

More phishing scams follow suit

Besides Gopalani, a few others fell prey to possible phishing scams. Twitter user Cirrus who is working on WumboLabs revealed that his Hoodie Punk, Bored Ape Yacht Club [BAYC], and others were stolen.

Additionally, another user, CryptoNovo wasn’t spared either. Several NFTs were suddenly transferred.

A Twitter user who was previously a developer who goes by the name “proper” further shed light on what would have happened.

Even though the NFT space has been on the low for quite a bit, scammers continue to see potential in the market.