Sandbox meta-universe developers report the leak of personal user data

Sandbox meta-universe developers report the leak of personal user data

Author: Robert Strickland (crypto expert)

Sandbox meta-universe developers report the leak of personal user data
Developers of the Sandbox meta-universe have reported a leak of user data
Attackers got access to the computer of project employee and sent emails to platform users, containing links to malicious software

The Sandbox meta-universe has leaked users' personal data. The project team reported that intruders got access to the computer of one of the employees and used the information found there to send emails with links to malware to platform users.

Sandbox is an Ethereum blockchain-based game meta world with "cubic" graphics, similar to the world-famous game Minecraft. In the virtual world, it is possible to buy plots of land, build buildings on them, create various attributes in the form of NFT, and participate in games.

The project was created by Pixowl studio, which in 2018 was acquired by Animoca Brands. Sandbox has collaborated with Paris Hilton, American rapper Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Atari, and others.

According to the developers, the only data the attackers got from the employee's computer were the email addresses of The Sandbox's users. No financial losses were reported.

Fraudulent emails titled The Sandbox Game (PURELAND) Access were sent out on Feb. 26. They contained links that, when clicked, installed malware on the user's computer, giving fraudsters access to the computer and the owner's personal information.

Developers have already contacted users who may have received fraudulent emails, and have blocked the accounts and access of the employee who was attacked. His laptop has been reformatted.

Phishing links are a common type of fraud. In such an attack on Uniswap V3 last summer, scammers stole more than 4,200 ETH (about $4.7 million at the time). They sent a fake token to more than 74 thousand addresses and offered to exchange it using a phishing link, which eventually gave the hackers access to the wallets of token holders.

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