NFT Trader’s stolen Apes returned after bounty payment

All Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) nonfungible tokens (NFTs) stolen from the peer-to-peer trading platform NFT Trader have been returned after a bounty payment. 

NFTs worth nearly $3 million were stolen in the hack on Dec. 16. As per public messages, the attacker attributed the original exploit to another user. “I came here to pick up residual garbage,” they wrote, requesting ransom payments to return the NFTs.

“If you want these NFT’s back then you need to pay me 120 ETH […] and then I will send you the NFT’s, it’s as simple as that, and I never lie, believe me […],” reads one of the messages.

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