DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS
"Doodles are a collection of 10,000 NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that are made up of hundreds of exciting visual traits designed by Burnt Toast." "Doodles are a colorful NFT collection of cartoonish figures with unique features and colorful backgrounds. Doodles NFTs were created by Scott Martin (aka Burnt Toast), an established Canadian artist and illustrator. Doodles are made from random combinations of 256 traits. The collection also features 62 hand-drawn Custom Doodles."
"Hand-drawn Doodles include skellys, cats, aliens, apes and mascots. The Doodles collection also includes dozens of rare heads, costumes, and colorways of the artist's palette." "Doodles NFTs are enjoyed for their droll expressions, colorful palettes and the vibrant online community that shares a passion for this project. Doodles are often used as PFPs (profile pictures) on social media platforms."
"The Doodles universe is ever-expanding and new experiences like Space Doodles are only available to collectors. While the universe expands, our brand grows, and collectors can expect exclusive access to the latest products, merchandise and events through ownership."
"Not too long ago, on February 27, the collection’s Discord server was penetrated by a hacked bot." "The NFT industry’s beloved collection, Doodles is the latest to fall victim to a Discord hack. Apparently, a “hacked bot” penetrated the project’s Discord server, the team said in a tweet late last night."
"Doodles discord was penetrated by a hacked bot. Any message put out in any of our channels, ignore for now. We are on it. Our lawyers, friends at discord, and the community are helping us. We will update you as we diagnose the situation."
"But the team managed to regain control and secure the server pretty quickly." "Hours later, Doodles announced that it has secured the server and it will reimburse all the affected holders."
"The Official Doodles Discord has been successfully secured. It will take us some time to collect all of the data and complete an analysis of the attack. Community members affected by the attack will be compensated."
"At the time of going to press, Doodles had not revealed more details of the hack. It is yet unclear how many members were affected or what the losses are. However, many Twitter users praised the Doodles team for their quick action."
The Doodles NFT are a collection of 10,000 hand-drawn NFT images made by a Canadian artist with the handle "Burnt Toast". The Discord server of the project was hacked on February 26th by an unknown exploit. It is unknown how much was taken, and doesn't appear any was recovered. Similar exploits have commonly abused webhooks being given too high of a permission level.
HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?
The lesson here is most likely about providing an account/tool with more privileges than necessary. Using a full-permissioned account when not necessary increases the breach window.
Ideally, performing key actions such as banning moderators or posting global announcements would be set up such that multiple people's approval is required. In this way, it would be nearly impossible to breach.
In our framework, we advocate for training platform operators about incidents such as these, and require the approval of two separate security sign-offs for a project to launch, which would likely catch any weak security practices. A discretionary treasury fund is available to cover losses, in addition to whatever treasury is available with projects directly.
Doodles (Jul 13)
Official Doodles 2 NFT Trailer - YouTube (Jul 13)
https://www.kraken.com/en-us/learn/what-are-doodles-nft (Jul 13)
https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/not-an-april-fools-joke-bayc-confirms-its-discord-was-compromised-955375 (Jun 19)
@doodles Twitter (Jul 13)
@doodles Twitter (Jul 13)
Doodles NFT Discord Compromised—Team Vows To Reimburse Holders (Jul 13)
Discord server for the Doodles NFT project is compromised (Jul 13)