On February 9, the South Korean NFT and game development platform, PlayDapp, experienced a significant security breach due to a leaked private key.

The incident led to the unauthorised minting of 200 million native PlayDapp (PLA) tokens, valued at $31 million at that time.

By February 13, as the breach extended into the new week, PlayDapp announced it had paused its smart contract for a migration snapshot, initially discovered on February 9.

In response to the ongoing security concerns, PlayDapp made a public appeal to the hacker on February 10 through a social media message, offering a reward for the return of the stolen contracts and assets.

Throughout the ordeal, PlayDapp's customer service was temporarily unavailable from February 9 to February 12, leaving users in the dark regarding the status of their assets and the platform's efforts to secure its network.