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Wallets of NFT influencer drained in OBS malware attack

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A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) influencer, dubbed “NFT God” on Twitter, lost all his digital assets in a January 14th hack. One of his nearly 90,000 of his Twitter followers bought his stolen NFT God’s Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT and offered to return it. At cost — over $25,000.

Earlier in the day, the NFT god, whose real name is Alex, downloaded the video streaming service OBS. However, he used his Google-sponsored link containing malware-infected software.Cybersecurity expert John Hammond warned People against fake OBS software two weeks ago.

A few hours later, a follower alerted Alex that his Twitter account had been hijacked. Within minutes, Alex regained control of his Twitter account and deleted a fraudulent tweet posted by the hacker.

A few hours later, Alex realized that the Twitter hack was just the beginning of a series of attacks. All of his wallets had been depleted of valuable cryptocurrencies and his NFTs, which Alex described as “life-changing sums.”

A few hours later, Alex finds that hackers also control his Gmail, Discord, and Substack. The attacker also sent two of his emails containing phishing links to 16,000 subscribers.

costly mistake

While setting up a Ledger account, Alex wrote on Twitter that he “messed it up” threadDespite being “very technical,” he wrote, Alex made mistakes and entered seed phrases in a way that “lost his cool.”

He hadn’t bought a new NFT in months and wasn’t planning to buy one anytime soon, so he put off buying another Ledger cold wallet.

This mistake gave the hackers control over Alex’s cryptocurrency and NFTs through a malware attack on his desktop. Alex wrote:

“Not buying a new cold wallet sooner was a fatal mistake. But even if my wallet is cold, my entire digital world will still be destroyed. Digital security is more than just buying a cold wallet. No. I also pay attention to everything I do on the Internet. Everything.”

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