December 22, 2023

Key Takeaways

  • An NFT collector has lost roughly $2.2 million worth of NFTs in a phishing scam.
  • 16 NFTs were stolen, including Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
  • The attack highlights the importance of digital asset security.

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An NFT collector has lost millions of dollars’ worth of NFTs in an apparent phishing attack.

NFT Collector Targeted With a Phishing Attack

A New York-based art curator and NFT collector going by Toddkramer.eth on Twitter reported that 16 of his prized tokens were stolen today in an apparent phishing attack.

The collector was hacked after clicking on a phishing contract disguised as a genuine NFT dApp and authorizing the contract to spend tokens on his behalf. While the hacker successfully sold several stolen NFTs on OpenSea, others were frozen by the platform upon Kramer’s request and may be returned to him.

Overall, 16 NFTs were from three different collections were taken out of his wallet, including eight Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, seven Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, and one CloneX NFT. Based on floor prices, Crypto Briefing estimates the value of the stolen assets to be approximately 593 ETH, or roughly $2.2 million.

Bored Apes represented the largest share of the stolen assents, estimated to be worth about 497 ETH. Kramer’s Mutant Apes NFT collection was worth about 79.1 ETH; he also owned a CloneX NFT that the hacker sold on OpenSea for 17 ETH.

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