Hackers carried out a phishing attack through NFT artist’s Twitter

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A cybersecurity specialist has warned NFT artist Mike Winkelman’s 672,000 subscribers about an attack on their cryptocurrency wallets.

Blockchain security expert Harry.ETH published phishing attack warning via Twitter of non-fungible token creator Mike Winkelmann.

Harry.ETH reported that the page of Winckelmann aka BEEPLE has been hacked. Hackers placed a phishing link on the artist’s compromised page to go to the supposedly official site where you can register for the NFT draw. We are talking about the competition Louis The Game, in which fashion designer Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton) ordered from BEEPLE the creation of a series of NFTs to be awarded to the winners.

Harry.ETH urged Winkelman’s 672,000 followers not to follow the phishing link and to warn other Twitter users to avoid being scammed. According to Harry.ETH, several users who followed the phishing link have already been cyber-attacked and lost a total of 35 ETH, worth about $71,000. So far, neither Mike Winkelman nor Twitter support has confirmed the incident or reported on the measures taken.

This week, representatives of the gaming blockchain project Axie Infinity reported that as a result of a cyber attack, attackers were able to hack into the project’s Discord account and post fake messages there. In early May, unknown hackers posted a link to a phishing site on the channel of the largest trading platform for non-fungible tokens, OpenSea. Last month, on the official Instagram account of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) developers, unknown people posted information about the distribution of tokens and stole 91 NFTs worth $2.8 million from defrauded users.


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