Bill Murray charity NFT project exploited for nearly US$ 175K

The culprits have yet to be identified.
September 06, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Actor and comedian Bill Murray’s Ethereum wallet was hacked for around 119.2 ETH (around US$ 185,000), nearly all the funds raised from his charity NFT public sale titled ‘Bill Murray 1000’.


The hack occurred on Thursday at around 7:00 P.M ET on September 1, according to on-chain data from Etherscan. Fortunately, Project Venkman, the consultancy firm stepped in to rescue the targeted NFTs by moving his high-priced NFTs, including a Damien Hirst NFT, two CryptoPunks, a Pudgy Penguin, a Cool Cat and numerous Flower Girls, to safehouse wallets.


The hackers also tried to snag 800 NFTs from the Bill Murray 1,000 collection which were slated to go on sale next week. The move was intercepted by Venkman and moved into other wallets. 


Unfortunately, a representative of Venkman confirmed that the hackers have successfully gotten away with 119.2 ETH. 


The actor and his team are working on bringing the hackers to justice and so far found that the hackers had transferred the stolen funds to a wallet address tied to the crypto exchange Binance and The culprits have yet to be identified. 


Photo: The Chive


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