Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands launched a declaration stating that the business will cover the losses of those who fell victim to an online scam on November 19.
Further information about the payment on covered losses will be revealed quickly, Animoca Brands stated.
“The exact nature and mechanism of the compensation will be determined after discussions with the Phantom Galaxies community, but it will involve transfers to users to cover the amounts stolen by the hackers or the delivery of equivalent value. More information will be provided in the game’s official channels,” Animoca Brands stated.
The Phantom Galaxies video game is presently under advancement by the Animoca Brands subsidiary Blowfish Studios based in Sydney, Australia.
Blowfish Studios will likewise be assisting Animoca Brands to cover the losses of all victims.
Animoca Brands has actually alerted users about such rip-offs in the future and recommended them not to trust statements that use the worry of losing out (FOMO).
“Never trust stealth drop/mint events; these events seek to take advantage of FOMO and should be automatically treated as suspect. Animoca Brands and its subsidiaries do not and will not provide offers based on stealth drops/mints. Be extremely cautious of ANY sudden events that require you to part with your funds: genuine events are usually announced in advance in order to allow users to prepare,” the business revealed on its site.
On November 19, Phantom Galaxies Discord server was hacked by unidentified hackers, who published deceitful statements declaring that the video game was introducing an instant surprise NFT mining occasion – a stealth mint. Following which the hackers directed the victims to a deceptive crypto mining platform that charged users a 0.1 ETH “minting fee” and took about 265 ETH (roughly US$1.1 million in overall, Animoca Brands stated.
The business stressed that there is no proof that smart agreements were jeopardized, and no funds were taken from the video game or its designer and publisher.
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