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Reports: $ 1.7 million of NFTs stolen in a phishing attack on OpenSea

Reports: $ 1.7 million of NFTs stolen in a phishing attack on OpenSea



CNBC, which quoted OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer, said late Saturday that OpenSea was investigating a "phishing attack" that appeared to be obsolete.


Reports indicated that hackers stole hundreds of NFTs from OpenSea users, causing late-night panic among the site's wide user base. Devin Finzer said it appears that 32 users have so far signed a malicious payload from an attacker, and some of their NFT items have been stolen. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have grown in popularity over the past year.


U.S. CNBC says that unlike most currencies, one person cannot exchange NFT for another as if for dollars or other assets. Each NFT is unique and serves as a unique collector’s item, making them a rarity with the design. Finzer noted that some of the stolen NFTs have already been returned.


In a series of tweets on his Twitter account, Finzer spread rumors that the hack was worth $ 200 million. Finzer said the hacker "has $ 1.7 million of ETH in his wallet from the sale of some of his stolen NFTs."


Reports: $ 1.7 million of NFTs stolen in a phishing attack on OpenSea