While the Axie Infinity team is still recovering from the $600m hack, they now face another unfortunate exploit. This time, hackers got access to the MEE6 bot on their main server. Although this exploit was seen among several other projects as well, it could not have come at a worse time for the Axie Infinity community.
What actually happened to Axie Infinity’s MEE6 bot
Basically, the hackers used the MEE6 bot to add permissions to a fake Jiho account. The account then posted a fake announcement about a mint. Jeff Zirlin, or Jiho, is the co-founder of Axie Infinity and posts with his name are sure to carry more weight.
After the discovery, the team has since removed the post and the MEE6 bot from the server. The team assures that they will never do a surprise mint. In addition, the team reminded the community that all major announcements will usually be on Twitter, Discord, Substack, and Facebook simultaneously. This allows anyone to quickly verify the latest announcements.
Prior to the Ronin hack and MEE6 bot exploit, Axie Infinity had been losing players and popularity for several consecutive months already. According to CoinMarketCap, the Smooth Love Potion (SLP) crypto is now at $0.005244. This is down from a high of around $0.40 back in July 2021. Even with the new Axie Origin launch, the game continues to lose players and investors. Just recently, the daily active users dropped below 1 million as well.
On the bright side, AxieCon is finally happening in Barcelona this September. After all the ups and downs, the Axie family finally meets IRL. Remember to book your tickets!