If you didn’t miss the first three rounds of the news, I was sorry to tell you that Bill Murray is doing NFT. A thousand Murray NFTs went on sale this week and raised $185,000 worth of Ethereum for charity. Just days after the money has been raised, it was already stolen by a hacker.
The hacker managed to hack the actor’s personal crypto wallet and deplete it from all the money made from the NFT auction. This is just another example of the exploitation of cryptospace, as the money stolen will not be paid in any case to Murray, the only celebrity to get caught up in the dodgy affair.
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The theft was reported by CoinDesk and was apparently part of the plot to really steal the NFTs themselves. It did not work, although Murray’s team had the chance to move them from the compromised wallet. The same can’t be said if the actor blew a wallet. 119.2 ETH was taken total. This sum is 175,294 dollars.
Probably Murray’s team complained to the police, but because of the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency, it’s not clear whether they will help recover the lost funds. Of course, government agencies are increasingly coming after those who use crypto to exploit others, but since now, these have also involved highly successful scams and stringent ratas, rather than individual occurrences of theft. If Murray’s star power helps him out here, it remains to be seen.
However, as a result of something very similar happening to him, fellow actor Seth Green didn’t have anything much luck. Since the ape was stolen recently, Green got a $300,000 ransom for it. Yes, he really paid a cartoon monkey like this.