- Seth Green is the latest victim of a phishing attack that targeted his NFT collection.
- According to the team at SlowMist, he lost 4 NFTs: 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, 2 Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, and 1 Doodle NFT.
- The exploiter sold all four NFTs for a total of 160 Ethereum worth roughly $330k.
Seth Green, the American actor, producer, writer, and director popularly known for the adult animation series known as Robot Chicken, is the latest victim of a phishing attack targeting valuable NFTs.
Mr. Green made the announcement of his NFT losses via Twitter and went on to hint that one of the NFTs had already been sold to an unsuspecting collector. Mr. Green’s Tweet letting his followers know of the NFT losses he incurred through a phishing attack can be found below.
Well frens it happened to me. Got phished and had 4NFT stolen. @BoredApeYC @opensea @doodles @yugalabs please don’t buy or trade these while I work to resolve:@DarkWing84 looks like you bought my stolen ape- hit me up so we can fix it pic.twitter.com/VL1OVnd44m
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) May 17, 2022
Seth Green Lost 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, 2 Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, and 1 Doodle NFT
According to the team at SlowMist, Seth Green lost one Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, two Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, and 1 Doodle NFT. The SlowMist team went on to conclude that the perpetrator of the phishing attack went on to sell all 4 NFTs almost immediately, making a total of 160 Ethereum worth roughly $330,000.
— SlowMist (@SlowMist_Team) May 18, 2022
8 Other Victims Also Lost Valuable NFTs
The analysis by the team at SlowMist broke down the sequence of events that led to the attack. To begin with, the initial 0.188 ETH funding for the attack came from the crypto exchange known as Change Now. The attacker successfully targeted eight other Ethereum wallets holding valuable NFTs.
The SlowMist team elaborated on the total NFTs stolen as follows:
These included MAYC, Doodle, BAYC, VOX and the other 12 NFTs projects. They were sold for a total of 194 ETH. Most of the ETH was converted into renBTC and crossed over to multiple wallets on the Bitcoin blockchain. It was then sent to mixing platforms to avoid tracking.
In the concluding remarks of their analysis of Seth Green’s phishing attack, the SlowMist Team recommended that the best way to avoid being the victim of a similar attack is ‘to approach everything with skepticism.’
Ray Schuetz received a Masters Degree in computer science from The University of Texas (Austin). Ray has been working as a full-time blockchain consultant for the past 3 years. In his spare time, Ray enjoys writing for EthereumCryptocurrency.com and other crypto news publications.