Many people lost tokens and valuable NFTs when the Twitter (X) account of Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin posted a phishing scam.
Earlier on Saturday, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s social media accounts were compromised. Buterin’s X handle was compromised and a phishing link was posted.
Many investors lost valuable NFTs after being duped by Buterin’s seeming support. Once victims completed a transaction on the phishing site, their funds were stolen under the guise of minting a commemorative ConsenSys NFT.
According to Etherscan, the hacker presently has over $390,000 worth of assets in their wallet, but at one time they had at least $691,000 worth of treasure in their possession. According to X user quit, the hacker made off with the first publicly claimed Larva Labs Crypto Punk in NFT history.
At the present, a Crypto Punk is available on the NFT marketplace Blur for the price of 45 ETH, which is equivalent to around $73,500. Since the incident, the first post has been withdrawn, and Buterin has not made any other contributions to X. The specific nature of the unauthorized access to the account is currently unclear.