Over $27,000 worth of NFTs stolen by Google Ads malware, victim loses life savings
NFTs worth nearly $30,000 (around Rs 24 lakh) were allegedly stolen from an NFT influencer nicknamed ‘NFT God’ on Twitter. The influencer has claimed that his wallet full of digital collections was drained in the hack. Nearly $30,000 (roughly Rs 24 lakh) worth of NFTs were siphoned out of his wallet after he engaged in an advertisement placed on Google’s search engine, replicating an open-source video streaming software that the victim first searched for. .
Along with the expensive Mutant Monkey Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT, the total amount of other NFTs worth ETH 19 is Rs. 24 lakh was stolen, Etherscan said.
The verified Twitter account of ‘NFT God’, which has over 91,000 followers, mostly members of the crypto community, posted about the incident to warn others to avoid being scammed.
“My Twitter was hacked. I open my monkey’s opensea bookmark and there it is. A completely different wallet listed as owner. At that moment I knew it was all gone. Everything. All my crypto and nfts were taken away from me,” the influencer tweeted.
Last night my entire digital livelihood was violated.
Every account connected to me both personally and professionally was hacked and used to hurt others.
Less importantly, I lost a life changing amount of my net worth
— NFT God (@NFT_GOD) January 15, 2023
The hack is believed to have happened on January 15.
Last week, cyber security firm Cyble warned against malware that preys on phishing victims through Google ads. The malware was named “Rhadamanthys Stealer” by the company.