A well-known nonfungible token (NFT) project known as Azuki had its Twitter account stolen on January 27. This resulted in the theft of about $750,000 worth of USD Coin (USDC) by the hackers who stole the account. Azuki is an example of a non-fictional character. Hackers were able to steal USDC by tweeting a link to a malicious “wallet drainer” website that disguised as a virtual land mint. This allowed them to access the website and take USDC. Because of this, they were able to take the USDC.
The data also showed that hackers were responsible for the loss of a total of $6,752.62 worth of USDC from a variety of wallets that held more than 3.9 ether and 11 NFTs combined. This amount of USDC was taken from a wallet that housed a total of $6,752.62 in USDC (ETH).
According to estimations provided by Wallet Guard, the total amount of money taken was in the range of $758,074.42 USD.
Emily Rose, who is the community manager for the NFT project, which is based on anime, verified on January 27 that the Azuki account had been hacked. Emily Rose is responsible for managing the NFT community. Twitter was the medium via which Rose communicated her affirmation. In addition, she cautioned Azuki’s followers to avoid clicking on any of the links that were sent to their Twitter account and warned them not to click on any of the links.
After gaining control of Azuki’s Twitter account, con artists were able to “publish a wallet drainer link,” as stated by Azuki’s head of community and product manager, Dem, on a Twitter Space sponsored by Wallet Guard on January 27. Dem was speaking about the incident. Wallet Guard sponsored the Twitter Space. Dem continued to talk about the event in question. Wallet Guard was in charge of maintaining the Twitter Space. Dem claims that the scam artists were successful in carrying out their operation because they were able to “post a wallet drainer link.”
Dem issued a call to action to the community while the organisation was attempting to recover control of the account. In the message, he advised people to “remain cautious and be vigilant” as the group worked to restore control of the account.