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Comedian Bill Murray’s Wallet Hacked for $186K Worth of Ethereum After NFT Charity Auction – Bitcoin News

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American actor and comedian Bill Murray saw 119.2 ethereum drained from his wallet on September 1, 2022, after Murray held a non-fungible token (NFT) charity auction. Statistics show that most of the tokens and NFTs in Murray’s wallet have been moved, leaving approximately $556 in token value.

Bill Murray Loses 119 Ethereum to Hackers – Comedian’s Team Collaborates with Law Enforcement, Chainlist

On Thursday, Bill Murray, the popular actor and comedian best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and The National Lampoon Radio Hour, saw 119 ether removed from his wallet. The story was first reported by Coindesk and writer Eli Tan notes that onchain data and “details from Murray’s team” explain that his wallet was drained around 7:00 PM (ET) on Thursday night. Data from dappradar.com’s portfolio tool indicates that Murray’s wallet has approximately $556 in tokens and NFTs still held in the wallet as of September 2 at 7:00 PM (ET).

Comedian Bill Murray's wallet hacked for $186K worth of Ethereum after NFT charity auction
Actor and comedian Bill Murray’s wallet in the last seven days according to dappradar.com statistics. The 119.2 ether was worth approximately $186K at the time of the theft.

A large portion of Murray’s portfolio was removed from the hacked wallet, according to the report. Onchain data shows that Murray’s security team removed blockchain assets such as The Flower Girls NFTs, Boss Beauties, Hashmasks, Adam Bomb Squad, Deadfellaz, Gutter Cat Gang, Cryptopunks, Veefriends, Cool Cats, Damien Hirst NFTs, Pudgy Penguins and Cryptotoads.

Comedian Bill Murray's wallet hacked for $186K worth of Ethereum after NFT charity auction
The “Bill Murray 1000” NFT collection website via theshack.thechive.com.

Murray’s charity sold a 1/1 NFT of the “Bill Murray 1000” NFT collection offered on the Coinbase NFT marketplace. Murray’s team believe the stolen funds were sent to an exchange and the thief is currently unknown. The funds from the NFT auction were intended to be donated to a non-profit organization called Chive Charities. Tan’s report further explained that a Coinbase NFT market spokesperson disclosed that the runner-up in the NFT auction donated 120 ether to Chive Charities to replace the siphoned funds.

The report published on Friday does not disclose how the hacker managed to siphon the 119.2 ether from Murray’s ethereum wallet. Murray’s team told Tan that it had filed a report with law enforcement, and also noted that it was working with blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. Bill Murray isn’t the only high-profile celebrity attacked by crypto-hackers this year. Family Guy star Seth Green stole his Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT and allegedly paid to get the NFT back.

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Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the Head of News at Bitcoin.com News and a financial technology journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open source code and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,700 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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