Most of the Funds Stolen were from a Single wallet which had $751,321.80 USDC drained from the Malicious link.
Azuki, A Famous Nonfungible Token (NFT) project, had its Twitter account compromised on Jan. 27 leading to Hackers Stealing more than $750,000 worth of USD Coin by posting a malicious “wallet Drainer link” acted like a virtual land mint.
Hackers stole $751,321.80 USDC from a single wallet inside half an hour of the malicious links being tweeted, according to Etherscan data provided to Crypto wallet security firm Wallet Guard.
The data also revealed that hackers stole a further $6,752.62 worth of USDC from different wallets holding 11 NFTs and over 3.9 Ether.The total amount stolen was $758,700.
Emily Rose is the community manager for the NFT project.Users were warned not to click links from Azuki’s account after it was hacked.
Azuki’s head of community and product manager Dem explained on a Twitter Space facilitated by Wallet Guard on Jan. 27 that scammers were ready to “post a wallet drainer link,” in the wake of dealing with Azuki’s Twitter account.
Dem asked users to “stay safe and stay suspicious” while the team attempted to regain control of the account.
Several hours later Azuki stated that it had regained control of its Twitter account through a tweet:
The announcement was confirmed by Rose and Dem.Liz Yang, head of growth at Chiru Labs, the company behind Azuki, told that the team is “currently in contact with Twitter and investigating the breach,”Azuki will give an update once we have more information.
Ohm Shah, co-founder of Wallet Guard,told that “it doesn’t matter” if an account is official or verified, users should treat everything as suspicious unless someone can demonstrate something to the contrary. Shah noted:
“Don’t be the first person to use the link.It’s better to be jumpy in Web3 than not.”
After Azuki regained control of the account, it told its followers to go out on several channels to confirm announcements.If all else fails, it was noted to reach out to the Azuki mod team.This news comes after a stock trading platform’s account was compromised.25. The BNB Smart Chain has a token called “RBH”, which was pushed by the hackers.At least 10 individuals had purchased $1,000 worth of the scam token before the tweet was removed, according to the head of product business operations at Coinbase.