Artist Mike Winkelmann (Beeple) reported the hacking of a URL link to his official Discord server.

During the transition, users were redirected to a fraudulent channel.

“Do not log into this Discord and do not verify, it will empty your wallet!” he warned.

A few hours before his message, a user under the nickname maxnaut.eth drew attention to suspicious actions with the official channel of the artist. He turned to Winkelmann on Twitter and said that on the OpenSea marketplace, a link to the scammers’ Discord is attached to his NFT collection BEEPLE: EVERYDAYS – THE 2020 COLLECTION.

According to the posted screenshot, users were asked to confirm the account through the bot, but the actions led to the emptying of the CollabLand wallet.

“Your Discord URL is probably hacked, and the team has not updated it in the OS. You need to change this as soon as possible, or people will suffer,” maxnaut.eth urged.

He later reported that Beeple seemed to have “reacted and fixed” the problem.

The artist himself blamed Discord for the incident, calling the platform “garbage”. Cybersecurity experts disagreed with his opinion. According to them, it’s more about the incorrect management of URLs by the Beeple team.

In May, hackers hacked the Discord servers of the NFT-project Bored Ape Yacht Club and posted phishing links. The attackers’ prey was digital assets worth 200 ETH (~$359,000 at that time). The loss of users as a result of the latest attack on Beeple is unknown.

In the same month, hackers hacked the artist’s Twitter account. They published phishing links to a website allegedly dedicated to Beeple’s collaboration with the Louis Vuitton fashion house. In total, the attackers earned ~ $438,000 in digital assets.

Recall that in March 2021, Beeple sold at Christie’s auction the work Everydays: The First 5000 Days in the form of NFT for $ 60.3 million. Together with the fees, the buyer paid $69.3 million.

In May 2022, the artist announced the release of a joint NFT collection with pop star Madonna.