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OpenSea: The Largest NFT Marketplace Witnesses An Email Address Data Breach 

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  • One of the most significant NFT marketplaces has recently released a blog post in which it mentioned about an email address data breach. 
  • The NFT marketplace did not particularly mention cryptocurrency wallet data in the breach. 
  • OpenSea has also witnessed hacks and attacks earlier, and this is the latest one. 

OpenSea, one of the most prominent NFT marketplace, has recently released a blog post in which it warned its community that an employee from Customer(dot)io, its email vendor, has shared a listicle of email addresses of its users and newsletters with an external party which is unauthorized. 

The post elaborated that a Customer(dot)io employee had misused their position to obtain access to the list and shared it with an unknown third party. The NFT marketplace warned the users to be alert of a possible phishing attack after a breach. It highlighted that there might be a heightened likelihood of email phishing trials. 

However, the NFT marketplace did not specifically mention cryptocurrency wallet data in the breach; it opined that anyone who has shared an email address with the entity should assume that they were affected. 

According to the post, OpenSea is analyzing the matter with the email vendor, signifying that they are working with Customer(dot)io in their ongoing investigation, and they have reported this incident to law enforcement. 

This breach is the recent one comprising and impacting the most significant NFT marketplace users. However, OpenSea has just confirmed a data leak, not a full-scale attack; it has suffered from phishing attacks and other such problems earlier also. 

An unethical actor attacked the OpenSea Discord server only last month, leading users to mint false YouTube Genesis Mint Passes. Furthermore, in the month of February, another attacker carried out theft of approximately $3 Million worth of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) from the NFT marketplace users by coaxing them into signing a malicious transaction sent through an email link. It has also witnessed criticisms and scrutiny over listing bug issues in the past. 

Data highlights that OpenSea is the largest NFT marketplace globally and handled more than $483 Million in transaction volume this month. 

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Nancy J. Allen

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