OpenSea Users Targeted in Alleged Phishing Scheme

X social media was abuzz on Nov. 14 after a post by WuBlockchain claimed multiple users had received phishing emails from a fake “Opensea official.” These emails offered recipients NFTs in an attempt to steal their information and assets. 

Recently, a large number of community users have reported that they have recently received phishing emails disguised as Opensea official, with content such as NFT Offers. OpenSea has stated before that user emails and even developer API keys may be leaked because the supplier is…

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) November 14, 2023

OpenSea has warned in the past that user emails and developer API keys could be compromised in supplier attacks. On Nov. 13, OpenSea stated “There’s no hack” and cautioned users about clicking unfamiliar links. Still, X now hosts thousands of tweets about the supposed security breach. 

There’s no hack. DO NOT click links you don’t trust.

— OpenSea (@opensea) November 13, 2023

The phishing allegations come on the heels of Nov. 3 layoffs announced by OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer  regarding significant job cuts. 

Finzer characterized the job cuts as part of a total reevaluation of “operating culture, product, and tech.” This overhaul is considered to be a key step for “OpenSea 2.0” as the NFT marketplace leader tries to solidify its position. But the purported phishing scam has distracted from OpenSea’s revamp and raised more questions about platform security.

1/9OpenSea is making some big changes today to focus on the next version of our product.

— Devin Finzer (dfinzer.eth) (@dfinzer) November 3, 2023

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2023-11-14 20:36