OpenSea Suffers Discord Exploit Promoting YouTube NFT Scam

The leading NFT marketplace OpenSea today confirmed it is investigating a potential vulnerability in its Discord server.

OpenSea, the popular marketplace for non-fungible token (NFT) projects, has reportedly fallen victim to a hack, with attackers promoting a scam within OpenSea’s Discord server.

“We are currently investigating a potential vulnerability in our Discord, please do not click on any links in the Discord,” tweeted OpenSea on Friday.


Inside OpenSea’s Discord server, the support team has issued similar statements. Members within the specific channel for reporting scams occurring within the server also shared screenshots of this specific scam. The screenshot shows an OpenSea bot announcing that “YouTube is officially partnering with [OpenSea] to bring their community into the NFT space.”

Security firm PeckShield also reported on the issue, saying that OpenSea’s Discord server has been exploited to promote a scam NFT mint.

PeckShield has identified the link in the announcements channel as a phishing site. It’s not immediately clear if there are any users who fell victim to the attack.