Sandbox Alerts of Security Breach community, warns users against interacting with suspicious emails: all the details

Sandbox Alerts of Security Breach community, warns users against interacting with suspicious emails: all the details

Sandbox Alerts of Security Breach community, warns users against interacting with suspicious emails: all the details

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The Sandbox, a popular metaverse company, has warned community members of a security breach. According to its latest blog post, the platform revealed that an unauthorized third party managed to bypass its security measures and may have collected information about its users. The Sandbox community has been warned against interacting with any suspicious emails, which could allow attackers to access and steal their digital assets. This incident marks the first major breach reported by the Web3 industry in 2023.


The malicious email, which may have reached the inboxes of members of The Sandbox community, is titled “The Sandbox Game (PURELAND) Access”. The mail contains links to malware that can stealthily install itself on unsuspecting users’ hardware and gain access to their information.

“An unauthorized third party had gained access to the computer of an employee of The Sandbox. This gave the third party access to a number of email addresses which they then sent an email to,” the official blog post states.

Gaming ecosystem provider Web3 detected the flaw late last month. He is now contacting users who may have received the malicious phishing email. These people were instructed not to open, play or download anything from the links they received in the email.

“We blocked employee accounts and access to The Sandbox, reformatted the employee’s laptop and reset all associated passwords, including requiring two-factor authentication. We have not identified any other impacts. However, we are working to monitor the situation,” the blog added.

The Sandbox instructed members of its community to run trusted antivirus as well as reformat the affected systems. Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based game software company, bought the mobile game company called The Sandbox in 2018. Animoca then revamped the platform with the metaverse twist.

Lately, the Sandbox metaverse has become a hotspot for several brands looking to establish themselves in the metaverse. Last June, New York’s iconic Times Square announced its Metaverse address.

Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai’s virtual asset regulator, Mastercard and HSBC Bank have also created their virtual spaces in The Sandbox metaverse.

Following its success, Animoca decided to invest more in the sector and participate in the expansion and adoption of metaverse technology. In December, Animoca Brands revealed plans to unveil a $2 billion (about Rs. 16,260 crore) mega-fund, dedicated to metaverse business.

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