Title: NFT hackers target Seth Green, film star losses $300k worth of NFTs
May 20, 2022 04:30AM ET
US actor and comedian Seth Green has become the latest victim of a phishing attack in which hackers stole four NFTs worth more than USD 300 000.
The actor took to Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) on Tuesday to report the attack, calling on the NFT community not to purchase the four NFTs.
The stolen titles included the authoritative Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Doodles titles. In total, the hackers succeeded in stealing approximately 145 ETH or over $300,000 worth of NFTs and immediately set about selling their collection.
Bored Ape was worth more than USD 200 000 and Mutant Ape was sold for USD 42 000. The remaining two NFTs were worth approximately USD 26,000 each, based on the minimum collectibles price at the time of the robbery.
Green was subsequently able to identify one of the buyers on Twitter, who claimed to be a street photographer.
The NFT website was flooded with fraudulent phishing messages. Attackers typically lure unsuspecting victims to compromised websites to gather sensitive information about their cryptocurrency portfolios; in February, several Open Sea users fell victim to a phishing scam that allowed attackers to obtain USD 1.7 million from the NFT.