Peck Shield Alert reports The Sandbox’s Instagram page has been hacked
Users are advised not to click on any links just yet
Today, September 8, the Peck Shield Alert team has issued a warning to users of The Sandbox sandbox. The game’s official Instagram account has been hacked. Through it, hackers are spreading a phishing link.
- PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) September 8, 2022
In their post, the experts attached some screenshots with an example of the suspicious URL. The publication says that registration for the game’s 4th alpha season has allegedly started, and every user can enter the draw for virtual lands.
Attached to the message is a link to a site that visually resembles the official portal of The Sandbox. However, it is actually a phishing page through which hackers are luring users’ data.
Players are warned not to click on any URLs until the exploit has been fixed. The Sandbox administration has confirmed what happened and said it has already notified the social network’s support team.
A similar hack took place in early August. Then hackers also posted a phishing link, but thanks to Peck Shield Alert the page was quickly blocked.
But apparently the vulnerability was never fixed. The exchange rate of the platform’s native token, SAND, does not appear to have been affected by the news of the hack. It was up 2.2% overnight. At the time of writing, it is trading at $0.9.