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On January 27, the Twitter account of the well-known nonfungible token (NFT) project Azuki was breached by hackers using a fraudulent link that appeared to be a virtual land mint.
In less than 30 minutes after these fraudulent links were tweeted, hackers grabbed $751,321.80 in USDC from a single wallet. Additionally, data showed that hackers stole a total of $6,752.62 in USDC from several wallets containing 11 NFTs and more than 3.9 Ether.
A message sent out by Azuki a few hours later claimed that it had restored control of its Twitter account.
On Jan. 27, Wallet Guard held a Twitter Space where Azuki’s head of community and product manager, Dem, revealed how scammers were able to “post a wallet drainer link” after taking over Azuki’s Twitter account. While the team worked to retake control of the account, Dem advised users to “stay safe and stay suspicious.”
According to Wallet Guard co-founder Ohm Shah, whether an account is authentic or verified “does not matter,” and consumers should proceed with caution.
“Don’t be the first person that clicks the link. It’s better to be paranoid in Web3 than not.”
In addition to Shah, Emily Rose, the community manager, followers are advised not to click any links coming from Azuki’s Twitter account on January 27.
Hackers Run Through the Crypto Space
Hackers stole roughly $3.5 billion in cryptocurrency last year, according to the blog Digital Information World. SlowMist, a blockchain security business, also claimed that hackers stole approximately $3.5 billion in cryptocurrency in 2022.
Additionally, 49 attacks resulted in a loss for the ETH ecosystem that was worth more than $500 million. In October, the well-known blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a study claiming that $3 billion had been stolen through crypto assaults. Up to 11 decentralized finance (DeFi) assaults worth $718 million at the time were documented in just that one month.
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