Yuga Labs Confirms Mailchimp Hack, Assures NFTs Remain Secure

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On January 19th, Yuga Labs, the company behind popular NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, Meebits, and CryptoPunks, announced that their Mailchimp account had been hacked.

However, they were quick to assure the community that the hack did not impact their NFTs in any way.

In a tweet, Yuga Labs confirmed that the hack had occurred on January 11th and that an unauthorized actor may have accessed data in their account, but that no data had been exported.

They also stated that the data in the Mailchimp account was only from an email campaign involving a few people and had nothing to do with their NFT minting.

Mailchimp, the email platform and marketing service that was subject to the hack, also confirmed the incident and began taking action soon after. They notified dozens of customers who were affected and reminded users to exercise caution.

This is not the first time that Mailchimp has been hacked, in fact, this is the second time in six months. The previous attack also occurred through social engineering, and the affected accounts were largely related to cryptocurrency and finance.

Indirect attacks on the crypto industry are unfortunately common, and players in the space warn users to be careful about suspicious emails or direct messages.

Yuga Labs has assured the community that they will only contact relevant individuals from a Yuga Labs email address if they believe their data was impacted.


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