The Sandbox: Hacking and (fake) hiring monkeys – Busy week for the Pixelated Metaverse

Security is a constant concern no matter which platform you use. And despite the implementation of important measures, the Sandbox was hacked.

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the 2FA, this measure that involves passing a third-party application for authentication, is now an obligation to protect an account. But unfortunately even this measure can be circumvented, the team of Sandbox he had proof of it.

In general, it is Discord that is being targeted for such attacks phishing. But this time, it was on Instagram that the hacker managed to bypass security.

He took the opportunity to promote an event (bogus of course) to conquer a “land” on Sandbox. According to Sebastien Borget, co-founder of Sandbox, the smart guy didn’t stop there. He allegedly contacted him several followers of the account sporting a profile picture with one of the famous monkeys of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. He would have offered to rent theirs NFT against an amount of 40 ether (around $ 68,000). The owners, in exchange for this sum, allowed him to use their NFT for 24 hours.

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Effective security measures … in normal times

According to its creator, the Sandbox managed to regain control of his Instagram account very quickly, thanks to the security team of the social network platform. They were able to do it in order to correct the link to the profile, which the hacker had modified, e to delete fake “lottery” messages.

The Sandbox team would work with that of Instagram to understand how the hacker managed to circumvent the means of protection, and therefore the 2FAin order to fix a potential security vulnerability.

At the moment it is not known whether phishing has made many victims, in any case one of the users of Instagram announced that he had clicked on the link, and NFT lost.

Whatever account you follow, famous or not, always be very, very careful about the links you are given. Even more so when they arrive in MP (such as for the rental of NFT monkeys), or when the account that offers you a contest does not do it as usual. It is better to miss a real opportunity than to be pierce his wallet ! Be careful!

Stay away from spammers and scammers. Avoid offers that are too good to be true as the plague and make a habit of being healthy with suspicion. On the other hand, it also learns to place reasonable trust in reputable and recognized actors in the ecosystem. The FTX platform undoubtedly falls into this second category. Come and acquire and trade your first bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. Register on FTX. You will benefit from a lifetime discount on transaction fees (trade link).

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