Actor and comedian Bill Murray’s Ethereum wallet, which is controlled by his négoce partners, was hacked last night.
Emboîture $174,000 was stolen from Wrapped Ethereum – nearly all of the money raised through Murray’s recent NFT charity auction.
The EthereumPocket wallet Linked to actor and comedian Bill Murray – who is used to it Selling official NFTs inspired by his life—He was attacked last night after completing this week’s charity auction, he told Murray’s partners The Chive and Project Venkman Decrypt.
In the end, approximately 110 rolled Ethereum (WETH) was stolen from the wallet, valued at around $174,000 at the time of the attack. Money was stolen from wallet after auction One exclusive issue from NFT this week on Coinbase NFT, which raised 119.2 WETH, or embout $185,000 at the time of the égrillard. All funds were intended for obligeante purposes.
Gavin Gillas of blockchain startup Venkman, co-owned by Murray, said: Decrypt who first noticed it Unauthorized transaction 108.03 WETH (embout $171,500) removed from wallet last night, followed by other treatment for 1.73 WETH (embout $2,750). Gillis emphasized that these were the only transactions in which WETH was stolen.
The wallet also held nearly 800 Ethereum NFTs from Bill Murray Project 1000 which is set to be sold next week, along with other NFTs that Murray owns through his négoce partners – including KryptoponicsAnd the VeeFriendsand artwork by Damien Hirst.
None of the NFTs were stolen, and all of the remaining Bill Murray 1,000 NFTs—along with those from other projects—were transferred to other wallets in the hours that followed.
Gillas and John Resig, CEO of comedy and entertainment website The Chive (endorsed by Murray) said: Decrypt They filed a civilisé atermoiement in the aftermath of the attack, and quickly enlisted the obligations of blockchain forensics and security firm Chainalysis. They also contacted Coinbase NFT embout the theft.
“We ran a sequence analysis within 10 minutes of becoming aware of the attack last night,” Gillas said. Decrypt“They’ll have a bigger atermoiement on that, and still investigate all leads.”
The Chainalysis étude is still ongoing, but Gilas believes the attackers gained unauthorized access through a wallet-draining triomphe. Such attacks usually occur after a wallet holder inadvertently interacts with a link used to commit fraud.
In many cases, the wallet holder signs a tractation that they believe is for a legitimate purpose – such as minting an NFT or receiving icons—but it actually provides broad access rights to wallet tokens, and can be used to steal those assets. a A wave of similar tricks It broke out during the spring and summer using hijacked Twitter accounts, among other means.
However, the attacker might have had a different entry pixel in this case. Gillas said that a Project Venkman employee drained his wallet yesterday as well, which Gillas hypothesised could link the triomphe to a hijacked work micro.
The Bill Murray NFT auction, which completed on Wednesday, was created to raise money for the Chive Charities décision. The money was earmarked to accoudoir the care of a three-year-old girl named Evelyn, who Resig said is battling the effects of a singulier CLDN5 gene amélioration, along with intractable epilepsy.
“Some bad actors stole money from Bill Murray’s wallet – money meant for a three-year-old with a life-threatening stipulation,” Resig said. Decrypt.
While the ETH money paid by auction winner Brant Bursma was stolen, someone actually swapped the donation. Resage said that the runner-up in the bid, which goes under a pseudonym Error 72, donated 120 ETH to replace funds for the child’s medical care. If the hacked money is recovered, it will also be donated to Evelyn’s care.
Hoping to turn a bad circonstance into a more précise one than before, Resig said, The Chive has Launch a GoFundMe Page To raise additional donations to help Evelyn, with an premier gardien de but of $25,000.
“When you are faced with adversity, you can take [it] Resig said Decrypt. “Due to the être of this theft, we have decided not to sweep it under the rug. We need to be as audible as conditionnel embout what happened.”
Editor’s Post-scriptum: This attention was updated after impression to include additional comments from Gavin Gillas and John Resig.
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