Unfortunately, as is becoming more prevalent in the NFT space, Bill Murrays wallet has been exploited for nearly $175,000, just over 112 ETH, by way of a hacker, after his recent charity auction. At length, they completed the hack in several different transactions.
The Six Figure Stealing
Yesterday, September 2nd, @NFTHerder reported at length by way of a Twitter thread a hacker stole around $175,000 worth of ETH from Hollywood actor, Bill Murrays wallet following his charity NFT auction titled Bill Murray 1000.
The hack actually happened on Thursday, once the hacker drained 94% of the funds in Murrays wallet at roughly 7 PM ET, according to Etherscan, and details released by the actors team. Beyond this, there is also an effort to steal a few of the NFTs that Murray personally owns.
Thankfully, a wallet security team protected him from the worst-case scenario. They did this by moving his valuable NFTs, such as Damien Hirst, Cryptopunks, Pudgy Penguins, Cool Cats and Flower Girls, to a set of safehouse wallets, drastically reducing the opportunity of further robbery. Also, they attemptedto steal 800 NFTs from the collection he launched.
The actors team has recently filed a police report and is dealing with Chainalysis, the crypto analytics firm, to hopefully identify the hacker, and bring them to justice.
In accordance with CoinDesk, in reaction to this hack, the auctions runner-up, Mishap72, donated 120 ETH to the Coinbase of Chive Charities to be able to replace that which was lost.
The Bill Murray NFT Collection
This Thursday, Bill Murray released an assortment titled The Bill Murray 1000, that provides 100 story NFTs surrounding the comedian/actor. The NFTs cover an easy selection of topics which range from how Hunter S. Thompson saved Bills life to your day he met future President, John F. Kennedy.
Bill and his son worked closely with the collections writer, John Resig to include context to his best stories. Whilst achieving this, they reviewed, edited and approved each story.
Each one of the 100 story NFTs includes a unique design inspired by the story. Each original story/design combination comes in nine additional colorways.
The NFTs, that have been initially released on Coinbase, provide exclusive usage of holders to a special club that delivers once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the person, the myth, the legend.
About Bill Murray
Bill Murray can be an American actor and comedian from Illinois, USA. He could be most widely known for his role in Ghostbusters, where he protrayed Dr Peter Venkman. Along with other roles in films such as for example Meatballs, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Lost in Translation. In the latter, Murray won a Golden Globe and British Academy Film Award, and also an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Recently, the American shows a clear fascination with the NFT space. He launched their own charity collection via auction, and hosts an extraordinary portfolio of art and profile picture NFTs personally.
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