Over the past 24 hours, a notorious con artist known as Monkey Drainer has stolen over 700 ETH ($1 million) in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency.
The information was initially made public by the well-known on-chain detective ZachXBT, who disclosed that the fraudster employed phishing to steal user cash. Additionally, he was able to monitor and draw attention to the hacker's actions.
According to ZachXBT, the two biggest victims, 0x02a and 0x626, collectively lost $370,000 after authorizing transactions on phishing websites controlled by the hacker.
The most devastated victim is 0x626. They had cryptocurrency in their wallet valued over $6.2 million at the moment, yet they lost $220,000. Thank goodness, the researcher remarked, "they denied the other transactions."
According to reports, 0x02a, the second-largest victim, lost a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a CloneX, $36,000 in USDC stablecoin, and 12 more NFTs for a combined total of over $150,000