Another Social Media Attack Possible, Warns Yuga Labs Co-founder


  • Gordon Goner has issued a warning about a possible incoming attack on their social media accounts.
  • The team at Yuga Labs has asked Twitter for security.
  • Goner informed investors that there wouldn’t be any surprise mints.

Wylie Aronow, aka Gordon Goner, the co-founder of Yuga Labs and BAYC, has warned investors regarding possible attacks on the social media accounts related to Yuga Labs.

He shared the news through a Twitter post:

Sharing more details, Goner revealed that the attacks would be via a Twitter insider who is attempting to breach the security of their accounts.

Yuga Labs, home to some of the most popular non-fungible tokens, including the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Otherside, has approached Twitter regarding the security of the possible attack. The social platform has assured actively monitoring the related social media accounts and increasing the security.

Goner also warned the community about no surprise mints, as that’s how attackers try to take advantage of investors’ FOMO or the fear of missing out.

The warning is necessary and crucial to be taken seriously, as Yuga Labs’ projects are continuously being attacked. Most of the community is vulnerable to the news of surprise mint. In most cases, inexperienced ones accidentally or unintentionally click on phishing links.

Last week, Today NFT News reported about the $360,000 Worth of NFTs Stolen From BAYC’s Discord Server and payment of $260,000 Ransom to get back the Stolen Bored Ape NFTs.

Talking about the attacks, on June 4th, the Discords of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Otherside Metaverse were compromised after a community manager’s account was breached through a phishing attack. 

The attackers stole more than 145 Ethereum (ETH) worth around $246,000 at the time.

In late April, the Bored Ape Yacht Club Instagram account was hacked, and tens of NFTs were stolen. The BAYC community reportedly lost 91 NFTs worth at least $2.8 million during the breach.

Additionally, Seth Green became the victim of a phishing attack in mid-May and lost 4 NFTs that were immediately sold for roughly $330k.