Digital artist Beeple The latest target for NFT phishing scams. Someone hacked a Twitter account of a top-selling NFT artist and posted a link to a phishing website to steal money. This link led to a fake website featuring a collaboration with fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Let’s take a closer look at what happened with Beeple’s Twitter hack.
What happened with Beeple’s Twitter account hack?
“I’ve been working on this in LV for a long time behind the scenes,” Beeple tweeted today. “A total of 1000 unique works … The following official lottery”. The link to the phishing website was also part of the tweet, but is now removed.
Shortly thereafter, a celebrity in the NFT space used Twitter to warn others about NFT phishing scams.
“Beeple’s Twitter account was compromised to post a phishing website to steal funds (ATO),” tweeted MetaMask / MyCrypto security researcher Harry.ETH.
Similarly, NFT influencer Zeneca wrote: Please spread the word. “
How Do NFT Phishing Scams Work?
According to Harry, when someone connects his wallet to a website shared by Beeple, mint is started and 1 ETH is sent to the contract. Apparently, the website isn’t running out of wallets, as is the usual case of similar NFT scams.
Unfortunately, several NFT collectors who were unaware that Beeple’s Twitter account was hacked were victims of NFT phishing scams. In addition, victims are reported to have lost 35 ETH or about $ 71,000 (at the time of writing).
Beeple’s Twitter Bio continues to contain links to malicious websites. As Zeneca pointed out, always remember the golden rule. “Don’t click links or connect your wallet to websites you don’t understand, and you can trust / validate from multiple sources.”