American actor and comedian Bill Murray saw 119.2 ethereum drain from his wallet on September 1, 2022, after Murray held a charity non-fungible token (NFT) auction. Stats show that most of the tokens and NFTs in Murray’s wallet have been moved and there is approximately $556 left in token value.
Bill Murray Loses 119 Ethereum To Hackers – Comedian’s Team Works With Law Enforcement, Chainalysis
Bill Murray, the popular actor and comedian best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and The National Lampoon Radio Hour, saw 119 ether siphoned from his wallet on Thursday. The story was first reported by Coindesk and author Eli Tan notes that on-chain data and “Murray’s team details” explain that his wallet was emptied around 7:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday evening. Data from dappradar.com’s wallet tool indicates that Murray’s wallet contains approximately $556 in tokens and NFTs still held in the wallet as of 7:00 p.m. (ET) on September 2.
Much of Murray’s wallet was removed from the hacked wallet, according to the report. Onchain data shows Murray’s security team removed blockchain assets such as The Flower Girls NFTs, Boss Beauties, Hashmasks, Adam Bomb Squad, Deadfellaz, Gutter Cat Gang, Cryptopunks, Veefriends, Cool Cats, Damien Hirst NFTs , Pudgy Penguins and Cryptotoads.
Murray’s charity has sold a 1/1 NFT of the “Bill Murray 1000” NFT collection hosted on the Coinbase NFT marketplace. Murray’s team believe the stolen funds were sent to an exchange and the thief is currently unknown. The funds from the NFT auction were to be donated to a non-profit organization called Chive Charities. Tan’s report further explained that a Coinbase NFT marketplace spokesperson disclosed that the NFT auction finalist had donated 120 ether to Chive Charities to replace the siphoned funds.
The report released on Friday does not reveal how the hacker managed to siphon 119.2 ether from Murray’s Ethereum wallet. Murray’s team told Tan that they had filed a report with law enforcement and also noted that they were working with blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. Bill Murray isn’t the only high-profile celebrity to have been attacked by hackers this year. Family Guy star Seth Green had his NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) stolen and allegedly paid to get the NFT back.
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