A notorious scammer known as the Monkey Drainer has drained approximately 700 ETH ($1 million) worth of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the past 24 hours.
A prominent on-chain detective known as ZachXBT was the first to break the news, revealing that scammers used phishing to exfiltrate users’ funds. He also successfully tracked and highlighted hacker activity.
“In the last 24 hours, 700 ETH ($1 million) have been stolen by a phishing scammer known as the Monkey Drainer. has exceeded
According to ZachXBT, the two biggest victims, 0x02a and 0x626, lost a cumulative $370,000 after signing transactions on hacker-run phishing sites.
Victim 0x626 lost the most. He had $6.2 million worth of cryptocurrency in their wallet at the time, but lost $220,000. “Fortunately, they declined other deals,” the researchers said.
The second largest victim, 0x02a, reportedly lost 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), 1 CloneX, $36,000 in USDC stablecoins, and NFT 12 worth about $150,000 in total.
“These victims are just two of the many victims whose funds have been stolen by Monkey. ,” ZachXBT said, sharing two major wallets ostensibly belonging to the hackers.
In phishing scams, scammers link to websites masquerading as genuine projects or companies designed to trick victims into handing over their private credentials by offering exciting purchasing opportunities. are often shared.
Web3 security network Chainabuse specifically with flag Four addresses related to Monkey Drainer, including the monkey-drainer.eth address.
Chainabuse detailed that victims appeared to be “phished by a fake Aptos Airdrop Twitter account.”At a glance, Aptos NFT has saw a surge It’s been in high demand lately, and has grossed about $5.5 million since its launch on October 18th.
NFT Fraud Hits Record Levels This Summer
with rich content DeFi hacks on the rise this summerthe number of phishing attacks targeting NFT community members has also increased.
As reported, popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) lost ETH 200 worth of digital assets in an early June exploit. NFT influencer Zeneca and NFT registration platform PREMINT sacrificed Hack in mid-July.
In mid-August, Solana wallet provider Phantom launched a announced A new feature that burns spam NFTs sent by scammers.