OpenSea NFT marketplace suffers email address data breach2022-06-30 19:40 by Daniela
Tags: OpenSea, NFT
OpenSea, the biggest player in the NFT world, is warning users to be vigilant against phishing attacks following the breach of its email database.
OpenSea says that an employee of its email delivery vendor, Customer.io, abused their position to access and share email addresses with an unauthorized third party. The company has not given an indication of the number of users affected by the data breach, but has warned of an increased risk of phishing attacks. With the number of active users of OpenSea reported to be around 2 million - and this does not include people who have just signed up for a newsletter - the potential impact is huge.
OpenSea has also said that it is looking into the incident with Customer.io.
"We are working with Customer.io in their ongoing investigation, and we have reported this incident to law enforcement," the post read.
Today's breach is the latest in a string of troubling incidents affecting OpenSea users. While the leading NFT marketplace has so far only confirmed a data leak rather than a full-scale attack, it's suffered from phishing attacks and other issues in the past. Last month, an attacker hacked the OpenSea Discord server and directed users to mint fake "YouTube Genesis Mint Passes." In February, a bad actor stole about $3 million worth of NFTs from OpenSea users by tricking them into signing a malicious transaction sent via an email link. The marketplace has also faced scrutiny over listing bug issues in the past.
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