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Hacker hijacks NFT artist DeeKay’s Twitter account, steals $150,000 worth of NFTs from fans

NFT artist DeeKay Kwon had his Twitter account hacked at the finish of previous 7 days by scammers who managed to steal NFTs valued at $150,000 from his followers.

DeeKay Kwon, who is an acclaimed digital artist and animator, explained in a sequence of tweets how the hacker had posted a backlink to what claimed to be an distinctive new NFT selection from Kwon:

“The LetsWalk Collection Airdrop is now reside! Only 1,000 fortunate people are capable to assert! Great luck!”

Some of DeeKay’s just about 180,000 followers clicked on the connection and have been taken to a bogus version of the artist’s real internet site, and in their rush to claim their NFTs accepted transactions that raided their wallets.

In complete, NFTs valued at $150,000 are thought to have been stolen from victims’ wallets.

1 victim, who according to his Twitter profile promises to be a previous engineer at Coinbase, mentioned that he fell for the attack, and had seven NFTs stolen from him.

DeeKay says that they “ordinarily” have two-component authentication (2FA) enabled on their social media accounts, and that their “guess is that 2FA was off for that specific time and was hacked.”

Of program, even if that was exact, it won’t completely describe how the artist’s password would have fallen into the palms of the hacker.  Could it be that the artist was phished on their own, or has made the miscalculation of utilizing the same password elsewhere on the web?  And why on earth would another person disable 2FA?

DeeKay tweeted that they hoped to come across some way to compensate those people who experienced been affected by the attack, but that matters are intricate by “given that [a] couple are pretending to be influenced and seeking for options.”

Clearly all people demands to be careful when trusting backlinks shared on social media, and exercise good treatment just before having any steps which might expose particular info or unwittingly transfer belongings to an unauthorised bash.

DeeKay, it appears is putting his religion in karma that the hacker will ultimately get their just desserts:

I genuinely believe in Karma. If you are very good, then you’ll have fortune. If you are evil, you can expect to spend the cost a single way or yet another. Dear hacker, Karma is on your way.