May 28, 2022 In Moonbird, worth

29 Moonbird NFTs Worth $1.5 Million Stolen in Phishing Attack

29 Moonbird NFTs Worth $1.5 Million Stolen in Phishing Attack

NFT owners have been urged to remain vigilant after 29 Moonbird tokens were stolen in a phishing attack when a malicious link netted a scammer US$1.5 million worth of Moonbird NFTs from a Proof Collective member:

29 Moonbirds were just stolen in a hack.

~750e (~$1,500,000) in value lost by clicking on a bad link.

Sickening seeing stuff like this. Let this be a reminder to never ever click on links and to bookmark the marketplaces/trading sites that you use.

— Cirrus (@CirrusNFT) May 25, 2022

Moonbirds’ Massive Launch Success Makes it a Target

Moonbirds launched with a bang in April, racking up US$200 million in sales with one Moonbird in particular netting a massive US$1 million within a week of the launch.

Dollar, a popular Twitter personality and NFT holder, has claimed that the culprit is already “half doxxed” by the crypto exchange and that Proof Collective and its members are currently working on a full report in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

.@DVincent_ You’re already half doxxed via an exchange and stole $2 million. Better return them now or end up behind bars.

A full report to the FBI already being briefed by Proof Collective and members.

— dollar (@knownasdollar) May 25, 2022

It is still unclear how many victims in total have fallen victim to the scam, but it serves as a harsh reminder that even the savviest of NFT investors need to be on their toes when it comes to scammers.

Recent crypto scams also serve as a harsh wake-up call for NFT owners to exercise caution when dealing with a third-party platform and to double-check anything shared by others.

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