Another $1.5 Million NFT Theft Happened
One of the owners of the popular Moonbird NFT fell victim to a Twitter scam. He had 29 tokens stolen, the value of which is estimated at $1.5 million.
One member of a closed association of NFT investors called Proof Collective became a victim of scammers and lost 29 Moonbird tokens. This was reported by an NFT enthusiast on Twitter. The victim, known online under the pseudonym DigitalOrnithologist, followed a hackers’ link to a phishing site and lost assets worth $1.5 million as of May 26, 2022.
The Moonbird project was introduced a month ago and gained popularity due to interest from major NFT investors at Proof Collective. A total of 10,000 Moonbirds were issued, with a starting price of about 1 ETH each. At the moment of writing (May 26, 2022), the value of one token equaled 18 ETH or $54,000.
The hacker behind the theft is supposedly an account named DVincent_, who offered the NFT’s owner a Peer-to-Peer deal. After the scam, the fraudster deleted the accounts.
This year began with a rapid increase in cybercrime, as evidenced by hackers’ frequent attacks on well-known projects. For example, the attacks on Axie Infinity and Bored Ape Yacht Club. The Moonbird case is another reminder to be very careful clicking on links of suspicious sites and making deals on OTC markets.