Hackers rob Hollywood star Bill Murray of $185,000 charity fund raised through NFT auction, details here

Hackers Loot Hollywood’s Bill Murray of $185,000 Charity Fund Collected via NFT Auction, Details Here

Bill Murray has become the latest victim of a hack attack that has cost him a whopping $185,000 (roughly Rs. 1.5 crore). Noted Hollywood comedian and actor, Murray recently hosted an NFT auction, the proceeds of which were to be donated to charity. This amount was wrapped up as 119.2 Ether units, all of which are now lost. As part of the auction, an NFT of a beer ticket with Murray was sold for ETH 119.2.

This NFT is a 1/1 collectible part of the actor’s collection, created by ‘The Shack’ in partnership with Coinbase’s NFT marketplace.

While the hacker was able to get away with the charity fund, the criminal’s intention was to go further and steal non-fungible tokens from Murray’s personal collection.

As a defensive measure, Murray’s wallet security team prevented the hacker from completing an elaborate crime spree. Murray’s wallet security team at NFT consultancy Project Venkman quickly moved his high-value digital archive into a pair of safe house wallets upon learning of the attack. Coindesk His report said.

These risky NFTs in Murray’s wallet included a Damien Hirst NFT, two CryptoPunks, a Pudgy Penguin, a cool cat, and numerous flower girls.

Although the mastermind behind the attack is yet to be identified, the attacker sent the stolen funds to a wallet address linked to crypto exchanges Binance and Unionchain.ai.

Meanwhile, the runner-up in an auction called Mishap72 has replaced the lost funds and donated the proceeds to Chive Charities.

A complaint has been lodged with the police regarding this incident. Murray’s team is working with Chainalysis to track down the culprit.

Chainalysis, a blockchain analytics firm, has launched a subsidiary called Chainalysis Government Solutions, which aims to assist US government agencies in investigating crypto-related crimes. The new subsidiary will work with law enforcement and government agencies investigating cryptocurrency, criminal operations and the recovery of funds for victims.

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