‘Hacker’ Steals ‘Worth’ NFT Millions From Opensea Users

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Web3, the famous decentralized internet technology that concentrated much of the NFT market into a single store (Opensea), woke up over the weekend to discover that some users’ wallets had been compromised and invalidated. precious NFT numbers stolen.

The alarm went off yesterday, when some users started noticing that some NFTs – including some Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club jpgs – were missing from their wallets. surname. Apart from the fact that it seems to be the work of one person (or at least one account), that is all we know sure at the time of posting. How all that went missing, and what the “value” of the theft was, are two of the specifics that are still up in the air.

Opensea co-founder and CEO Devin Finzer said the site was fine and that “as far as we can tell” those affected were the victims of a “phishing attack”.

However, other users are not so sure. Some of the victims said they had never opened any emails, and their only commonality was that they had manually transferred their collection to a new smart contract on the platform (a move approved by the US government). done for it”fix issue with inactive listings allowing scammers to swipe valuable NFTs from collectors on OpenSea“”):

Also unclear is the exact dollar value of what was stolen. While it is of course impossible to give a firm price list for stolen NFTs, as people outside the cult will say they are worth “nothing,” an estimate of the “value” of the case is. theft among these dorks is in the ludicrous range (200 million dollars) for a much more modest amount (Finzer himself said “The attacker had $1.7 million in ETH in his wallet from the sale of some stolen NFTs”). The third possibility is the real attacker made about 2.9 million dollarswhich they can do by selling stolen NFTs on… Opensea.

And this isn’t even the wildest part! For some reason, the attacker not only steals, but in some cases, they also… give it back? Like Robin Hood, only if Robin Hood doesn’t know what he’s doing. Equal wonderful thing Web 3 is getting great report:

It was later determined that the attacker was successful cheat 32 OpenSea users sign a malicious contract that allows an attacker to obtain NFTs and then flip them. Oddly, the hacker returned some of the NFTs to their original owners, and one victim inexplicably received 50 ETH ($130,000) from the attacker as well as some hacked NFTs. steal his back.

Remember: the whole point of blockchain, as cult experts will gladly tell you, is that it is immutable and eternal, and that everything that happens leaves an immutable mark. Something as bad as this must not be allowed to happen, because blockchain is so much more secure than the existing internet!

Not yet! We are here. With users falling prey to a phishing attack like your grandparents trying to land a cheap flight to Florida on Facebook or falling victim to a basic website vulnerability on one of the locations most centralized on a supposedly decentralized technology.

While we are talking about this topic, if the words “Opensea” and “stealing art” are shaken, it may be due to reports from various outlets—like this, from Guardians last month—Solve work-stealing bot practices from sites like DeviantArt and sell it on Opensea without the artist’s permission.

https://kotaku.com/hacker-steals-nfts-worth-millions-from-opensea-marketpl-1848570074 ‘Hacker’ Steals ‘Worth’ NFT Millions From Opensea Users

Curtis Crabtree

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