Bill Murray's NFT Project was exploited for $175k



The Bill Murray 1000 is a compilation that Bill Murray published this past Thursday. It contains 100 NFTs about the actor and comedian. The NFTs cover a variety of subjects.


We also recommend reading up on the most current happenings in the metaverse and the NFT community, including speculation about a new collection from Yuga Labs and Jim Carrey's foray into NFT art.


Additionally, holders of the NFTs, which were first made available on Coinbase, have unique access to a club that offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to interact with "the man, the myth, and the legend."



Yesterday, September 2, NFTHerder wrote on Twitter about how a hacker stole around $175,000 worth of ETH from Bill Murray's wallet after the "Bill Murray 1000" NFT auction for charity.


According to information provided by Murray's team and Etherscan, the attack really took place on Thursday, when the hacker removed 94% of the money from his wallet at about 7 PM ET. In addition to this, Murray's personal NFTs were the target of a theft attempt.


Fortunately, a wallet security team secured him from the worst-case situation. They did this by moving his valuable NFTs, such as Damien Hirst, Cryptopunks, Pudgy Penguins, Cool Cats, and Flower Girls, to a couple of safehouse wallets. This made it much less likely that heists would happen again. Additionally, they made an effort to take 800 NFTs from his launched collection.


The actor's crew has already made a police complaint and is collaborating with Chainalysis, a crypto analytics company, in an effort to track out the hacker and prosecute them.


In reaction to this attack, the auction's runner-up, Mishap72, sent 120 ETH to the Coinbase of Chive Charities, according to Coinbase, to make up for what was taken.

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