The well-known NFT influencer known as “NFT God” aka Alex is in danger of losing his whole digital career as a result of a phishing attempt that takes the shape of malware that targets Google Ads.
The tweet from NFT God said, “Last night my whole digital livelihood was violated.” Every account that was related to me in any way, whether professionally or personally, was hacked and used to do harm to other people. A less essential fact is that the amount of money I lost completely altered my lifestyle.
NFT God was attempting to use Google’s search engine to download OBS, an open-source video streaming program. However, he mistook the scammy-sponsored advertisement for the official website, and that one click changed his life forever.
A few hours later, a follower informed Alex that both of his Twitter accounts had been hacked. Alex quickly regained control of his Twitter accounts and removed the hackers’ phishing tweets.
He later discovered that his cryptocurrency wallet had been compromised. The owner address of NFT God’s Bored Ape NFT had also been changed on OpenSea. The NFT influencer stated that it was at that point that he realized all of his NFTs and cryptocurrency had been stolen from him.
The next day, hackers used his Substack account to send phishing emails to his 16,000 subscribers.
Because NFT God configured Ledger as a hot wallet rather than a cold wallet on his new computer, the phishing attack was possible. Alex stated that he entered his seed phrase in such a way that it was no longer cold. “I knew I’d made a critical error,” he admitted.
NFT God postponed purchasing another Ledger cold wallet because he hadn’t purchased any additional NFTs in months and had no plans to do so anytime soon.
When the malware was installed on his computer as a result of this huge mistake, the hackers gained access to NFT God’s funds. According to on-chain data, Alex’s wallet was robbed of at least 19 ETH worth $27,000, a MAYC NFT with a current floor price of 16 ETH, and numerous other NFTs.
Phishing assaults are one of the most common methods for unscrupulous actors to enter the crypto market. Binance CEO CZ warned users last year that when they search crypto data aggregator CoinMarketCap (CMC) on Google, the search engine promotes crypto phishing and scamming sites.
Compiled by Coinbold