1674929145 Azukis Twitter account is hacked multiple NFTs and 750000 stolen

Azuki’s Twitter account is hacked, multiple NFTs and $750,000 stolen – Cryptoast

Unfortunately, collections of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) continue to be prime targets for hackers, and the Azuki project paid the price. A malicious person took over the project’s Twitter account to share a phishing link and managed to steal funds from some users.


Azuki’s Twitter account in the wrong hands

Friday January 27th The Twitter account of the non-fungible token (NFT) project Azuki was hacked. The person responsible for the mischief invited the Azuki community to “claim land” in “The Garden,” the metaverse dedicated to the collection.


Screenshot of malicious tweet, now deleted (hidden link)

Unfortunately, this link, which had everything at first glance, to be honest, took money out of the pockets of members of the Azuki community Granting malicious permission on a phishing site. In just under 30 minutes, 11 NFTs and 3.9 ETH were recovered by the hacker, then 750,000 USDC was sent to his wallet, now identified as phishing by Etherscan.

The USDCs were then sent to another wallet, also identified by Etherscan. who exchanged their tokens for WETH (wrapped ether) thanks to the decentralized finance protocol (DeFi) Uniswap V3 via 2 separate transactions visible here and here.

The project’s community manager, Rose, quickly confirmed the Azuki account hack. Fortunately, the damage was relatively limited thanks to the responsiveness of the community, as MetaMask, for example, quickly blocked the domain in question to protect its users, just like Phantom or ZenGo could do.

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A case with rather murky outlines

Fortunately, Azuki’s Twitter account was restored in the eveningand a post-mortem tweet from the project was posted overnight.

As indicated in the thread, thanks to joint work with the social network teams, the Twitter account was restored relatively quickly. However, the mystery surrounding the origin of the bug remains complete, as it seems according to the press release. that the account in question has been secured by a two-factor authentication process (2FA). Therefore, an investigation was launched by Azuki to shed light on this issue.

ZachXBT, known for its on-chain investigations, however, seems to have found the beginning of a lead. According to him, it is the same person who managed to hack the Twitter accounts NFT Mutant Hounbds, AKCB and Chimpers projects.

He also explains that the error could come from Twitter’s side and that there was nothing more the Azuki teams could have done to prevent the attack, which would explain the bug bypassing 2FA, a recognized security measure. In fact, we have already seen Some hackers are willing to pay large sums of money in the past to bypass Twitter account security.

However, this is just speculation and nothing has been confirmed yet. However, it would be very interesting to understand how the same hacker could gain access to so many different Twitter accounts.

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Maximilian Prue

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