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Hackers Take Over NFT Project Azuki’s Twitter Profile, Steal Over $750K Worth Of Asset

The head of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) project, Azuki’s Twitter account was compromised on Friday, resulting in the loss of over $750,000 worth of crypto assets. Yesterday afternoon, after the project’s account was hijacked, hackers launched Azuki’s native wallet disguised as an invitation for users to join his mint on the virtual land of The Garden, his platform in his metaverse. Drain posted his link.

Wallet drainers function as phishing mechanisms designed to trick unsuspecting victims into authorizing transactions that transfer crypto assets, such as cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens, from a wallet to a hacker’s wallet. increase.

according to Data from Etherscan, $751,321, or 81 USDC worth, was stolen from one wallet within 30 minutes of the malicious link being tweeted. The attackers also stole over 3.9 ETH, 11 NFTs, and $6,742.62 in USDC from other cryptocurrency wallets.

Azuki’s Community Manager, Emily Rose, was the first native authority to confirm that the project’s Twitter profile had been hacked.via TweetEmily issued a warning advising users not to click on links posted by the account.

Azuki again implicated in social media attacks

Hours after the cyberattack, Azuki was able to regain control of his Twitter account and deleted the malicious tweets.The management team for the anime-based NFT project has also released statement It states that the investigation is already underway and advises its followers to make sure that future announcements are posted simultaneously on Azuki’s multiple media channels to confirm their validity.

Interestingly, this is not the first time the Azuki NFT project has been the star of a social media cryptocurrency scandal.Early last year, hackers Hijacked multiple verified Twitter accounts, using them to facilitate airdrops for fake Azuki NFTs. The most notable of these accounts are That of Indian University Grants Commissionwhich was immediately recalled after the violation.

Crypto Markets Mark Another Cyberattack for 2023

News of Azuki’s cyberattack comes two days after the popular trading platform Robinhood’s Twitter profile went public. compromised Used to facilitate the sale of fake crypto token RBH.

Robinhood’s team quickly reinstated the account and deleted the fake promotional tweets, but the hackers were able to steal over $8,000 from the naive investor who fell for the scam.

While the losses caused by the Robinhood attack pale in comparison to the Azuki attack, both incidents are the only major cyberattacks in the cryptocurrency market in 2023.

So far, the crypto market has maintained its bullish trend of the year, with a number of assets showing positive price patterns over the past seven Data from Tradingview.comthe market cap of the entire market is trading at $1.2 trillion, up about 25.78% since early 2023.

$1.002 Trillion Crypto Market Cap | Source: TOTAL Chart on

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