Gordon Goner forewarned of an impending attack after getting “reliable information” that a Twitter insider would assist in circumventing the social media accounts’ security.
After obtaining “reliable information” that an insider from Twitter would help breach the accounts’ protection, Gordon Goner, the pseudonymous co-founder of Yuga Labs, issued a warning about a possible forthcoming attack on their social media accounts under the Yuga Labs umbrella.
We’ve received credible information that there may soon be an attack on our social media accounts, using an inside source at @Twitter to bypass our security.— GordonGoner.eth (@GordonGoner) June 11, 2022
There are no surprise mints. Ever.
Yuga Labs, which is home to some of the most well-known nonfungible tokens (NFTs), such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Otherside, proactively sought Twitter for security after learning of a planned attack on its social media accounts.
Following the community’s warning, Twitter management began aggressively monitoring the accounts’ actions as well as strengthening their existing security. Goner also advised investors that the company would never undertake surprise mints, a typical strategy used by attackers to draw in victims, while delivering the proactive warning.
Yuga Labs’ NFT offerings’ popularity and consumer demand resulted in the unintentional emergence of ape-themed scams. Attackers gained access to Yuga Labs’ BAYC and OtherSide Discord groups on June 5 and stole over 145 Ether (ETH).