Yuga Labs, being such a well-known and successful brand in the NFT space, inevitably makes it the target of hackers and other malicious people. Just recently, the company’s Mailchimp account was compromised by hackers as confirmed on January 19, 2023.
Hackers’ Plans Foiled?
While sharing the news with its fans, Yuga Labs was quick to clarify that while its MailChimp account had been compromised, none of its assets had been stolen, which is often the goal of such attacks.
We recently learned that Mailchimp, a popular email platform, had a data breach and our account was one of many compromised. We have only used that service a few times, and for limited purposes, but out of an abundance of caution we wanted to share what we know. 🧵👇
— Yuga Labs (@yugalabs) January 19, 2023
Additionally, Yuga Labs noted that none of its data was exported and that the only information that was stored in the account related to very specific email campaigns. Usually, when the accounts of prominent NFT projects are compromised, hackers try to get their users to ‘mint’ an asset in order to gain access to their NFT wallets. But luckily, Yuga Labs says that it does not use the account to announce mints and will continue to monitor the situation.
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Tokoni Uti has written extensively on blockchain and cryptocurrency for years. Her work has appeared on sites like BTCmanager and Blockchain Reporter. She has a degree in Corporate Communications.