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Unknown person stole three NFTs from son of Animoca Brands co-founder

Unknown person stole three NFTs from son of Animoca Brands co-founder

An unknown attacker used a phishing link to steal three non-transferable tokens (NFTs). His victim was the underage son of Animoca Brands co-founder and chairman of NFT game developer Yata Siu.

2/ He contacted my son via discord via buy/sell channel for @RTFKTstudios on discord for his Clone-X and then suggested to use Sudoswap and phished his account via a fake link that looked legit but for a tiny detail (the .id) https://t.co/zFwXrt4L39 & ; Yat Siu (@ysiu) January 25, 2022

According to Siu, the attacker contacted his son via Discord regarding NFT avatar CloneX #2385 from RTFKT studio. He refused to conduct the transaction through the OpenSea marketplace and offered to use Sudoswap, dropping a phishing link.

The co-founder of Animoca Brands remarked that it looked real, "if not for one tiny detail (.id)."

As a result, an unknown person managed to steal three NFTs from Sioux's son's cold wallet. We are talking about two tokens from the Mutant Ape Yacht Club collection (#2568 and #24112) as well as CloneX #2385. At the time of writing, their combined value exceeds $67,000.

7/ Mutant #2568, Mutant #24112 and CloneX #2385 are the stolen assets and links + images below https://t.co/gJPkiwjjQU https://t.co/OMJ7RthPKJ https://t.co/TxQAxVrENn pic.twitter.com/yAhPxa8Die & ; Yat Siu (@ysiu) January 25, 2022

Siu explained that he shared the story for the safety of others in the community.

"More knowledge and awareness will make our ecosystem safer and stronger," he wrote.

To recap, a vulnerability in OpenSea that allows high-value tokens to be redeemed at an undervalued price became known on Jan. 24. Its exploitation brought the user 347 ETH.

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