Hackers hijacked 29 Moonbirds NFT
A hacker who’s been tricking victims into approving them as wallet operators using a phishing website has accrued 29 Moonbird NFTs from a single wallet. The victim, in this case, is that the Twitter account is @OrnithologistMD.
Moonbird NFT was stolen.
There were 29 blue-chip Moonbirds equivalent to 750 ETH (about $1.5 million), a considerable sum for many people. However, as we all know, the NFT space remains a somewhat ambiguous and unregulated space, irrespective of the fact that a UK court has recently ruled the digital asset as ‘legal property,’ which is why Keith resorted to sending a message to the hacker via an NFT.
In the message, he bargains for the 28 Moonbirds to be returned by the end of the day (25th of May, that is), where if not, the police and FBI will be formally notified (with aid from the Proof Collective, an exclusive NFT collector and artist club which he is part of). Keith stated that he’d allow one Moonbird to be kept as ‘compensation to appease the hacker.’
Unfortunately, such demands will probably not be met, as Keith has since stated that all of his stolen assets are up for sale on LooksRare.
With regards to how Keith may’ve known of the scammer’s identity, a verified Twitter user who goes by the name of ‘Dollar’ claimed that the alleged culprit ‘DVincent_’ (whose account is now deactivated) is already half doxxed because of their involvement in another NFT theft worth $2 million. Others, such as ‘Just1n.eth’ and ‘Sulphaxyz,’ have also suggested that ‘DVincent_’ was part of a malicious site that was fraudulently posing as a ‘p2peer’ platform for completing NFT negotiations.
The scam comes just days after Beeple’s Twitter account was hacked. This is a warning to NFT investors against scams when dealing with third-party platforms.
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