hollywood actor Bill Murray saw $174,000 worth of crypto drained from its Ethereum ETH/USD wallet by an anonymous hacker.
What happened: On Thursday, Murray raised 119.2 ETH for charity at an auction on Coinbase Global Inc. PIECE OF MONEY NFT market. The winning bid was worth $185,000 at the time and was one of the collectibles that earned the holder a beer with the actor.
Just hours after the auction closed, a hacker attacked Murray’s personal ETH wallet and drained approximately $174,000 of Packed Ethereum WETH/USD in a series of transactions.
Today a hacker stole $174,000 from Bill Murray’s NFT charity project. So what happened next?
Hacker traded majority on 1 inch then sent everything to 0xada then sent it to Binance, HitBTC and FixedFloat (did not use TornadoCash) pic.twitter.com/IeKryS4eGY
— OKHotshot (@NFTherder) September 2, 2022
On-chain analyst OKHotshot, on Twitter, noted that the hacker traded the majority of the stolen crypto through a decentralized exchange. 1 inch, before moving it to centralized platforms like Binance and HitBTC.
The analyst noted that the hacker did not use a sanctioned coin mixer Tornado Cash RIPPED/USD to move the stolen funds, and speculated that the hacker might be a US resident.
“Cross-checking data on Coinbase, HitBTC, and Binance can prove fruitful [sic] in the location of the culprit. Very sad that 95% of charity funds were stolen,” he said in a tweet.
Gavin Gilles, CEO of Venkman Project, Murray’s NFT Council, said the wallet security team had moved the rest of the actor’s high-value NFTs into two secure wallets before the hacker could steal the digital collectibles. Gillas also said the blockchain analytics firm On-chain analysis was investigating the theft.
Price action: According to data from BenzingaProETH was trading at $1,547, down 5.4% over 24 hours.
Photo: Courtesy of Paul Sherwood on flickr