Hackers hijack NFT artist Beeple’s Twitter account, then phishing scams cause $438,000 in cryptocurrency net worth

Hackers are running away with around $438,000 worth of cryptocurrency after they hijacked the Twitter account of famous digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple.

beeple presentation I hacked it on a Sunday morning and found out that everything was under control again.

“Stay safe there. Anything too good to be true is a scam.

FYI, there will never be SURPRISE MINT. It is mentioned once in one place from 6 am on Sunday morning,” he said.

Security researcher Harry Denley working with the popular cryptocurrency wallet MetaMask say After gaining access to Beeple’s Twitter account, the malicious actors posted two separate links to phishing websites.

first link come According to a screenshot posted by Denley, participants will be invited to a draw where they will have to send one Ethereum (ETH) to get a unique piece.

The second link is from Beeple Abandonment 200 unique works.

According to Denley, the first link hit 36 ​​ethers worth nearly $72,000. The second scam stole around $366,000 worth of Ethereum, Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Beeple is best known for creating “Everydays: The First 5000 Days,” a collage of 5,000 unique images created by the artist over nearly 14 years.

The painting sold for a record $69.34 million at Christie’s last year. It was the first purely digital NFT-based artwork offered by a major auction house.

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