Barely a few days after Bill Murray’s 1,000 NFT collection raised roughly $185,000 for charity, the asset wallet associated with the project has been robbed. As confirmed by the management of the project, the asset wallet was attacked on September 1, 2022, and over $175,000 in ETH was stolen.
The theft took place in two different transactions and the thief even tried to steal the blue-chip NFTs that were stored in the wallet. Luckily, the wallet’s security team moved them before even more losses could be incurred. The same thing happened with the over 800 NFTs that were to be part of the collection.
In total, 119.2 ETH was stolen, which were to be donated to a child battling illness. Luckily, Coinbase user Mishap72, who was the runner-up in the charity auction, has donated 120 ETH to replace the funds that were stolen.
Even with this, Murray’s team is trying to recover the initially-stolen funds. The thief reportedly moved the tokens to a wallet associated with Binance and Unionchain.ai and efforts are ongoing to identify them. A police report has also been filed and blockchain firm Chainalysis has been hired to get to the root of the matter.
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