Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by Bitfinsider
On Saturday, a post appeared on Buterin’s post announcing the release of a batch of commemorative non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from software provider Consensys. This deceptive link, which might have been posted to many of his 4.9 million followers, persuaded victims to connect their wallets in order to mint the NFT, but it instead created a vacuum for the hacker to steal their assets.
The message has since been removed, but the harm has been done, as several victims have reported losing access to monies in their wallets. According to blockchain investigator @ZachXBT, the hacker appeared to have made off with more than $147,000 within an hour, but that swiftly grew to $691,000.
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