The crypto market is no stranger to incidents involving hacking and fraud. Unfortunately, the past 24 hours have seen several such instances, as reported by cybersecurity firm PeckShield. Let’s take a closer look at each of these incidents.
Firstly, two Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), belonging to the Lil Pudgys and Cool Cats collections, were stolen by a hacker known as PinkDrainer. The Lil Pudgys NFT was sold for 0.34 ETH, while the Cool Cats NFT was sold for 0.7 ETH on the platform, Blur. This is alarming news for NFT collectors who should remain vigilant about phishing attacks.
In another incident, a hacker, 0x9cc7…aa90, stole a V1 PUNK #3117 CryptoPunk NFT and a Mutant Ape Yacht Club #20442 NFT. These NFTs were sold at high prices, and the hacker has already laundered a portion of the stolen BNB using Tornado Cash. It is important to note that NFTs have become a lucrative target for hackers, so collectors should ensure their digital wallets have adequate security measures in place.
A multi-protocol exploiter has also been identified by PeckShield. This individual has taken advantage of 15 different protocols in the past five days, netting a total of 51.4 BNB, with the latest exploit being 5.8 BNB. The exploiter funded their initial exploit with 0.1 BNB from Tornado Cash and has already laundered a portion of the stolen BNB through the same platform. Interestingly, the exploiter appears to be using Chinese meme phrases in their messages to other hackers.
Lastly, the meme coin, $SAUDI, has rug pulled, resulting in a loss of 51.6 ETH ($95,000) for investors. The scammer initially funded the exploit with 0.3 ETH from FixedFloat and added 24 ETH liquidity before removing it. The funds are currently held in the hacker’s address.
To conclude, hacking and fraudulent activities appear to be on the rise in the crypto market. As such, it is imperative that users remain vigilant and ensure that they take necessary precautions to secure their digital assets. By keeping up-to-date with the latest news and taking proactive measures, users can help minimize their risks of becoming victims of such incidents.