the wallet Ethereum (ETH) from actor Bill Murray has been hacked. It was used to hold funds from the sale of his collection of official NFTs based on his life and auctioned for a charity sale on August 31. The object of this sale was, in addition to collecting the NFTs, to finance the treatment of Evelyn, a sick child.
$174,000 stolen in the wallet by Bill Murray
Nearly 110 Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) were stolen from wallet (about $174,000). The theft took place following an auction on Coinbase’s NFT platform. The sale brought in 119.2 WETH, or around $185,000. Gavin Gillasfrom blockchain startup Project Venkman, which Murray co-owns, first noticed a unauthorized transaction of 108.03 WETH (about $171,500), followed by another trade of 1.73 WETH (about $2,750). He called on the services of Chainalysis, a company specializing in blockchain security and forensics, and notified Coinbase.
A flight that could have been even worse
After the auction, Coinbase sent the funds to Bill Murray’s official NFT wallet, which contains no less than 800 NFTs, as well as the actor’s personal collection. The stolen funds were sent by the attacker(s) to Binance and Unionchain.ai. As soon as the unauthorized transaction was detected, the team implemented emergency protocols to secure the NFTs on a hardware wallet.
An anonymous donor will fund Evelyn’s treatment
@mishap72, who didn’t win the auction but came in second, sent the funds to fund the child’s medical care to Chive Charities. Despite this unexpected and generous gift, Chive Charities launched a new call for donations on the platform GoFundMe with a goal of $25,000 to help Evelyn and other sick children.
Known as ” wallet drain the malicious code was added to the smart contract to spoil the wallet. The theft was therefore limited and the experts secured the funds. The next sale of the NFTs of Bill Murray NFT 1000 could take place on September 7 on the Coinbase NFT platform with which the actor had signed a partnership.
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