OpenSea, the world’s largest online marketplace for digital collectibles, recently had a data breach that exposed the personal information of over 1.5 million users. “We recently learned that an employee of Customer.io, our email delivery vendor, misused their employee access to download and share email addresses – provided by OpenSea users and subscribers to our newsletter – with an unauthorized external party,” the company said. This means that given the data breach, it is now more likely that people will be targeted with email phishing attempts.
Here’s What To Do
Unfortunately, hacking is nothing new in this space. OpenSea has suffered several data breaches in the past; nevertheless, it’s essential not to take this lightly. If you are an OpenSea user, here are a few safety recommendations to keep in mind:
- OpenSea only sends out emails to their customers from the domain ‘opensea.io’ so, be on guard for any other addresses trying to impersonate them!
- OpenSea emails do not include attachments or requests to download anything. If you receive an email that appears fishy, report it immediately to OpeanSea. They will be able to assist you.
- Make sure that ‘opensea.io’ is spelled correctly, as it’s common for those committing fraud to try to get creative by misspelling our name.
- OpenSea will never ask you for your secret wallet phrase via email or in any other way. NEVER share your wallet phrases with anyone!
- Never sign a wallet transaction that doesn’t list the origin of https://opensea.io. This is very important – it should always say: https://opensea.io.
By taking these simple steps, you can help protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud – and in general, we advise you to be cautious and never click on links you are not 100% sure about.
For a closer look on how avoid hackers in the NFT space, read this article.