A hacker has siphoned off $185,000 from Hollywood star Bill Murray’s digital wallet after successfully completing the charity auction of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
CoinDesk reports that once Murray’s NFT campaign that raised 119.2 ethereum (about $185,000) for charity was closed, a hacker stole the funds from his personal wallet.
The hacker sent the stolen funds to a wallet address linked to the crypto exchange Binance and Unionchain.ai, according to Murray’s team.
“The unknown individual also attempted to take non-swimmable tokens from the actor’s personal collection,” according to the report.
The hacker also attempted to steal 800 NFTs from the Murray collection.
Murray’s wallet security team immediately swung into action and stopped the hackers from wiping out his entire digital wallet.
Murray’s team filed a police report and worked with crypto-analysis firm Chainalysis to find the hacker, the report said.
In April, hackers compromised the Instagram account belonging to Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection and stole three million dollars worth of crypto.
Earlier this year, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, confirmed that it was hit by a phishing attack and at least 32 users lost their valuable NFTs worth $1.7 million.
The hack happened when OpenSea announced a new smart contract upgrade with a one-week deadline to delist inactive NFTs on the platform.
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