The Sandbox under attack: Instagram, the new favorite target of cryptocurrency thieves?

rebel – Times are tough in terms of cybersecurity for crypto projects. The week is particularly busy, with a new hack being updated every day. After Nomad, Reaper Farm and Solana, here is also The Sandbox victim of a targeted attack. Fortunately this time, the users’ funds are not directly affected or threatened.

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Piracy is never over

Via Twitter, The Sandbox said late in the morning that its Instagram account was potentially hacked. The entire team therefore urged the utmost caution regarding any interaction with the official account.

Indeed, once the hackers have taken control of that account, they can use its network effect to launch massive phishing campaigns. This technique was used against the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection, already on Instagram at the time.

The official account The Sandbox formalizes the attack. Source

Tested the attack, the protocol reacted quickly and managed to deactivate the account, so that it does not harm any users. However, all elements of the attack and its exact impact are not yet public.

Of course you need to remain vigilant about every clickable link and the source it comes from, especially if it has a link to The Sandbox (or NFTs as a whole). find here four essential actions to optimize your digital hygiene and easily protect yourself from certain disappointments.

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