Gabriel Leydon’s Twitter Account Compromised, MAYC NFT Stolen


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Gabriel Leydon, co-founder and CEO of blockchain gaming firm Limit Break, had his Twitter account hijacked through sim swap in a cellular service ATT retailer within the U.S.

From Leydon’s Twitter account, the hacker tweeted a pretend DigiDaigaku NFT allowlist hyperlink that a lot of his followers clicked, draining their financial institution accounts and stealing their property within the course of. 

According to Wu Blockchain, the hacker’s pockets reportedly obtained greater than 19 ETH. The hacker offered a stolen MAYC #5738 NFT for 12.39 ETH.

Limit Break would find the hacker, press fees, and search compensation for damages, in keeping with a tweet from the DigiDaigaku Twitter account, which was later eliminated.

Leydon asserted {that a} employee obtained by safety measures put in place for his AT&T account, and he said that Limit Break is in contact with the corporate over the claims.

The most typical methodology for getting round two-factor authentication procedures on accounts is a SIM swap assault. The hacker can take management of the goal cell phone quantity, and entry protected accounts, reminiscent of social media accounts, the place they will pose because the account proprietor.

In a voice message, Leydon knowledgeable his followers that he had reclaimed management of his account.

In the incident, quite a few extra NFT collections additionally ended up within the incorrect palms. NFTs from initiatives like Mories, Nyolings, and others are included right here. 

ZachXBT, a number one crypto-detective, claims that the offender behind the sequence of breaches goes by the title “Monkey Drainer.”

The Limit Break CEO said that the corporate is investigating the hack occasion and that it’s going to work to help customers whose property have been stolen. 

“It’s a terrible situation, and once we verify the person was attacked, we will help that person,” Leydon famous.

Twitter account hacks seem like the most typical methodology of crypto scams in current instances, particularly well-known crypto initiatives` accounts getting hacked, and even superstar accounts usually are not secure from the hackers’ wrath. Last month, the Yuga Labs Otherside metaverse Twitter account obtained hacked by an unknown entity because it was displaying uncommon exercise.

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