Popular play-to-earn game Axie Infinity has encountered another hacking attempt
The hackers compromised the game’s discord bot Mee6, manipulating it to issue fake mint announcements.
Popular play-to-earn blockchain game Axie Infinity took to Twitter to inform users about a new hacking attempt concerning its discord bot Mee6. The team further announced that its discord bot was manipulated by hackers to issue fake mint announcements, adding that the users should be wary of any such messages if they open their discord account.
Axie Infinity’s Discord Bot Gets Hacked
On May 18, the Axie Infinity team announced via Twitter that its discord bot Mee6 had undergone a hacking attempt, which resulted in the bot issuing fake mint announcements. The team later explained the whole scenario in detail, highlighting that the hackers manipulated the bot to add permissions to a fake Jiho account, which was later used to issue hoax mint announcements.
The team further informed its users that such announcements have been deleted from the server, adding that users must practice discretion in case they encounter such suspicious statements.
Mee6 is a discord bot that automates messages on command and allows discord servers/communities to automatically send messages to other community member accounts. The bot is used extensively to send periodic reminders/messages and set commands as per users’ choice and preference. The hackers have allegedly manipulated the Mee6 bot permissions while trying to add fake Jiho account credentials.
The Axie team further added that the Mee6 manipulation attempt was not unique considering many crypto projects have undergone similar hacking attempts.
In addition to this, the Mee6 team further issued clarifications, adding that they did notice any suspicious activity concerning their bot. The team later took to Twitter to deny hacking allegations, adding they have not suffered any hacking attempts as of late.
It is to be noted that Axie Infinity had undergone several hacking attempts in the past, the latest one being the Axie-Ronin compromise that resulted in the Axie Team losing nearly $600 million to hackers.