With more and more people adopting NFTs, there are a lot more people targeting Discord servers. There have been many attacks on Discord server moderators and bot accounts to spam links across various Discord servers. Unfortunately, any member that clinks on these links can get phished or worse. Both Snoop Dogg’s Rap Empire and even Boss Beauties Discord have been hacked using these methods.

In this article, we will try to provide some information that will educate you on some of the simple steps you can take to avoid getting hacked when entering the art of NFT creation. If you’ve created NFTs and you’re looking to protect your server (as you should), you’ll want to ensure to follow these steps. These tips are a culmination of things learned by Wilson K Lee. By following these tips, you can better protect your entire server.

1. Server Owner

First things first, you need to ensure you are registered as the server owner. If you’ve created the NFTs, you need to be the owner. This is true even if you didn’t create the server itself. If someone else created/set up the server for you, simply have them transfer the ownership to you. This will allow you to take full control over the server in the event something happens.

2. Avoid Discord Hacks By Not Handing Out Permissions

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Another important thing you need to do is avoid handing out permissions like it’s candy. A lot of people make the wrong mistake of trusting everyone. Even if you do trust people, there are plenty of ways for this to bite you even if they don’t do anything wrong. Ideally, you only want to choose moderators that you know and trust. You also want to ensure you have moderators that can run the server at different times throughout the day.

If something happens while you’re sleeping, you want to have peace of mind knowing someone is looking after things. You don’t want to give yourself a single point of failure when it comes to running your server. You need to have people looking after things at all times. Having moderators in different time zones is a good way to accomplish this.

Keep in mind, that you don’t necessarily have a full safeguard by only choosing trustworthy moderators. After all, they are only human and they can fall prey to phishing scams and more. You need to ensure you are constantly looking over things because of this.

3. If You’re Hacked, Do This…

If you find that your Discord does get hacked, it’s time to take some precautionary steps. You’ll want to take a deep breath and send out a notice to your entire community that you’ve been hacked. This will give them the heads up. Once you complete this, you’ll want to get back into control over your server.

Discord hacks are usually done through webhooks. These are specific hacks where the hacker installs and operates a remote control in your home to post a fake mint site to your channels. To get rid of these hooks, you’ll want to head to your Discord server’s settings and you can locate the integrations option. From there, you can delete all webhooks.

To keep the hacker from being able to create new ones, you’ll want to head to your audit log. You can find this under your Discord server’s settings. From there, you’ll want to type in “create webhook.” This will give you the information you need to know which member was hacked. You can get by this by banning this member (temporarily). This will get rid of them and their entry point into the server. Once you do this, you’ll want to create a step-by-step action plan to deal with the aftermath of the hack.

The only way to protect your server is by remaining cognizant of the different scams and hacking techniques out there. You want to utilize these safeguards and constantly educate your Discord server to ensure no one falls prey to a hack.

With more and more people adopting NFTs, there are a lot more people targeting Discord servers. There have been many attacks on Discord server moderators and bot accounts to spam links across various Discord servers. Unfortunately, any member that clinks on these links can get phished or worse. Both Snoop Dogg’s Rap Empire and even Boss Beauties Discord have been hacked using these methods.

4. Safety Reminders

Whenever you are running your server, you want to have safety reminders continuously going off. Having bots in your server that remind members to adhere to safety protocols can do wonders for keeping everyone out of trouble. Always have reminders to not click on any suspicious links. Likewise, you want to tell members they won’t be getting unsolicited direct messages from moderators. This can keep all of your members from unsuspectingly falling for a scam.