Seth Green, an American actor and comedian, is the latest victim of a phishing attack. Four NFTs worth more than $300,000 were stolen from him.
Tuesday, the actor told the NFT community about the attack on Twitter and begged them not to buy the four NFTs.
Well frens it happened to me. Got phished and had 4NFT stolen. @BoredApeYC @opensea @doodles @yugalabs please don’t buy or trade these while I work to resolve:@DarkWing84 looks like you bought my stolen ape- hit me up so we can fix it pic.twitter.com/VL1OVnd44m
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) May 17, 2022
The stolen pieces were from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, and Doodles, all of which are very popular. The hacker stole around 145 ETH, which is worth more than $300,000 in NFTs, and sold the collectibles right away.
The Mutant Ape was sold for $42,000, and the Bored Ape was sold for more than $200,000. Based on the collection’s floor price at the time of the attack, each of the two remaining NFTs was worth about $26,000.
After the incident, Green was able to figure out who one of the buyers was. On Twitter, he said he was a street photographer.
“@DarkWing84 “It looks like you stole my ape and bought it, so let me know so we can fix it,” the actor wrote on Twitter. Green still doesn’t know if the buyer has talked to him or not. The items can’t be sold or bought because the NFT marketplace OpenSea has marked them as suspicious. But one Twitter user said that the hackers will still be able to get their money. All they have to do is move the NFTs to another platform for trading NFTs.
There have been a lot of phishing scams in the NFT space. Attackers usually trick their victims into going to websites that are set up to catch them, where sensitive information about their crypto wallets is taken. In February, a phishing scam was used to steal $1.7 million worth of NFTs from several OpenSea users.