Mailchimp has announced that it has suffered a hack that compromised the accounts of several customers, including Yuga Labs.
The messaging platform Mailchimp recently suffered a data breach that affected several accounts, including those of Yuga Labs. The company behind Bored Ape Yacht Club, Meebits and CryptoPunks, however, says so users’ NFTs are secure.
Yuga Labs reassures its users
“The Yuga Labs teams have only used the service occasionally and for specific purposes. An unauthorized actor may have accessed our account data. However, there is no evidence that the data has been exported,” the company said on Thursday.
Yuga Labs also revealed that the Mailchimp account data “came only from a marketing campaign aimed at a select group of people.” Likewise, the company has clarified that the compromised data has nothing to do with the non-fungible tokens.
The Yuga Labs team also clarified that it will only contact affected individuals from a Yuga Labs email address and only if their data has been compromised. However, the company urges its customers to be careful.
According to Mailchimp, the security flaw was discovered on January 11th. The next day, the company’s technical team took additional security measures to protect their users. In total, dozens of customers have been affected.
We also notice it This isn’t the first time Mailchimp has come under such an attack. Less than six months ago, a hacker used social engineering methods to gain access to dozens of cryptographic company accounts.
These indirect attacks against the cryptocurrency industry are becoming more and more frequent. Hence the importance of beware of suspicious emails and messages, and never open a link whose source is not known.
NFT sewer passes appeal to collectors
Despite the crisis, Yuga Labs shows unwavering optimism. In the midst of the bear market, the company has launched a new NFT collection called Sewer Pass that all BAYC and MAYC NFT holders will receive free of charge.
The company also announced the launch of Dookey Dash, an endless runner game that requires possession of a Sewer Pass. As expected, sales skyrocketed after the announcement. Similarly, the Sewer Pass collection grossed over $6 million in just hours.
Bottom line: Mailchimp is one of the largest email services in the world, but it hasn’t escaped hacking. It is therefore important to keep in mind that cyber attacks can affect any platform.
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