Opensea Issue Warning to Customers about a Data Breach.
OpenSea, the world’s largest marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFT), has issued a warning to its customers after it was discovered that an employee of Customer.io, a platform for managing email newsletters and campaigns, had leaked the list of customers’ emails to a third party. OpenSea is the world’s largest marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFT).
Users who have provided their email addresses to the marketplace in order to sign up for the platform or the newsletter have been compromised as a result of the security incident. In the wake of the security incident, they issued a warning to its clients about the possibility of phishing attacks.
On Thursday, the NFT marketplace made the announcement that it had alerted law enforcement authorities about the breach and that an investigation was now being conducted into the matter.
Opensea Discord account was Hacked a Few Months ago
The most recent data breach is not even close to being the first big attack launched against OpenSea and its users in 2018. The well-known NFT marketplace’s Discord server was compromised in the month of May, which resulted in an onslaught of phishing attacks.
As a result of the occurrence, a large number of user wallets were compromised. The platform was hit by one of the most serious attacks it has faced up to that point in January when an exploit gave attackers the ability to sell NFTs without having the authorization to do so. The losses of $1.8 million were compensated by the market.
A site that is similar to Customer.io, Hubspot, was breached in March, resulting in the exposure of identities, phone numbers, and emails belonging to clients of BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin, NYDIG, and Circle. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of customers who used these platforms were shared with a third party without their consent.
Hackers may try to get in touch with the marketplace’s customers by sending emails from names that seem very similar to OpenSea.io or OpenSea.xyz, according to a warning issued by OpenSea. A rise in the number of unsolicited emails, phone calls, and text messages has been observed by users of Twitter.