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

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

The Twitter account of top non-fungible token (NFT) project, Azuki, was compromised on Friday, resulting in the loss of over $750,000 worth of crypto assets. Following a takeover of the project’s account yesterday afternoon, hackers posted a wallet drainer link disguised as an invitation for users to participate in a virtual land mint in The Garden, Azuki’s native metaverse platform.

Wallet drainers function as phishing mechanisms designed to trick unsuspecting victims into approving transactions that transfer crypto assets, such as cryptocurrency or non-fungible tokens, from their wallet to that of the hackers. 

According to data by Etherscan, these bad actors drained $751,321, or 81 worth of USDC from one wallet within 30 minutes after the malicious link was tweeted representing the biggest haul of the heist. The attackers also made away with over 3.9 ETH, 11 NFTs, and $6,742.62 in USDC from other crypto wallets. 

Emily Rose, Azuki’s community manager, was the first native authority to confirm the project’s Twitter profile had been hacked. Via a tweet, Emily issued a warning advising users not to click on any link posted by the account.

Azuki Involved Yet In Another Social Media Attack

In the hours following the cyber attack, Azuki has been able to reclaim control of its Twitter account, pulling down the malicious tweets. The management team of the anime-based NFT project also released a statement saying