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An unknown hacker has stolen 119.2 ETH (about $185,000) from actor Bill Murray hours after the NFT charity auction closed. The attacker also attempted to steal the actor's NFT collection.
The hacker attempted to steal Murray's personal collection, which consists of 800 NFTs, including Damien Hirst's NFT, two CryptoPunks, Pudgy Penguin, Cool Cat and several Flower Girls. However, he was thwarted by a team from NFT consultancy Project Venkman, which monitors the security of the actor's wallet. It moved his NFT to other safe wallets, running a script to automatically move the NFT to a safe location, they said.
Although the hacker failed to get hold of the NFT, he still managed to steal 119.2 ETH, which was intended for a charity auction. The unknown person sent the stolen funds to a wallet address associated with the cryptocurrency exchange Binance and Unionchain.ai.
In exchange for the lost funds, the auction winner, Coinbase user Mishap72, sent 120 ETH (about $187,500) to Chive Charities.
The identity of the perpetrator has not yet been established. Murray's team told CoinDesk that it has filed a police report and is working with cryptanalytics firm Chainalysis.
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