• Azuki’s Twitter account was compromised by hackers who posted malicious links promoting a fake virtual land mint.
• Several blockchain security firms and crypto wallets blocked their users‘ access to the phishing link.
• Etherscan data showed that one of the wallets held 214 ETH ($343,000) as of press time.
On January 27th, Azuki, a bluechip NFT project, announced that their official Twitter account had been compromised by malicious players. The hackers posted two tweets with malicious links, promoting a fake virtual land mint. As soon as the breach was discovered, several project officials urged the community not to click any link, and a community manager Rose tweeted that there was still a fake website on Azuki’s Twitter bio as of press time.
In response to the breach, several blockchain security firms and crypto wallets took action to protect their users. For example, Wallet Guard and crypto wallets like MetaMask and Phantom Wallet blocked their users‘ access to the phishing link. In addition, The Block’s research director Steven Zheng tweeted that wallets connected to the hacker did not have a single stolen Azuki.
To add to the precarious situation, Etherscan data shows that one of the wallets held 214 ETH ($343,000) as of press time. This is not the first time a major crypto project has been hacked in recent months. Earlier this week, Robinhood confirmed that its several social media accounts were used to promote an unassociated crypto token. Additionally, Moonbirds founder Kevin Rose lost NFTs worth millions to hackers who drained his wallet.
The Azuki team is currently investigating the breach and is taking steps to secure their platform. They have also asked their community to remain vigilant and to be wary of any malicious links or activities. As the world of blockchain and digital assets continues to grow, it is important to take steps to ensure that all assets are kept secure.