OpenSea users are checking their emails today and receiving news that they are victims of a data breach. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the biggest NFT marketplace in the world has found itself having to relay a similar message to users.
In January, OpenSea suffered a phishing attack. In fact, over $1.7 million in NFTs went missing from platform users. The latest event has again put users at risk with a massive data breach.
How did the OpenSea data breach happen?
The latest security issue at OpenSea has forced the company to email users and release a statement about the incident. According to the NFT marketplace, the data breach at OpenSea directly resulted from a third-party employee.
In a tweet to their 1.7 million followers, they said, “An employee of our email vendor, Customer.io, misused their employee access to download & share email addresses with an unauthorized external…