As of right now, when you open the OpenSea website, the first thing you see is a big red bar at the top of your screen and the text, “We are actively investigating rumors of an exploit associated with OpenSea related smart contracts. This appears to be a phishing attack originating outside of OpenSea’s website. Do not click links outside of opensea.io,” inside of it. OpenSea CEO, Devin Finzer, revealed that the hacker was able to obtain the NFTs of 32 confirmed victims, allowing him to sell them with a turnaround of roughly USD 1.7 Million in ETH. Finzer also added that OpenSea is “not aware of any recent phishing emails that have been sent to users,” allowing us to believe that a clone website of OpenSea may be the cause for the event.
Finzer’s tweets regarding the matter have been a cause of public uproar and distrust in OpensSea.
OpenSea and Finzer are yet to reveal the identity of the phish’s origins, but we will update the article if anything changes.
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