RTFKT COO Nikhil Gopalani has said that he was tricked by a “clever” phishing technique that resulted in the theft of about $200,000 worth of NFTs from his wallet.
Gopalani said that he had lost his collection of NFTs to a fraudster in an apparent phishing assault in a tweet that he posted on Tuesday. The collection of NFTs comprised pieces from other collections in addition to Clone X NFTs. He said:
“Hey Clone X community – I was hacked by a clever Phisher (same phone # as apple ID) & sold all my clone x / some other nfts… Obviously pretty upset and hurt by this and I havent really been able to move all day.”
The wallet that seems to be related to Gopalani has, as of right now, lost all of its NFTs with the exception of one. This remaining NFT is a Death Row Records NFT of the “Clone X Theme Song,” which is valued at around $59.
Further analysis of the OpenSea data reveals that the hacker used two of his wallets to steal from Gopalani’s wallet. The stolen items include 19 CloneX NFTs with a total value of over $138,000, 18 RTKFT Space Pods with a total value of over $6,300, 17 Loot Pods with a value of over $6,200, 11 CryptoKicks with a value of over $3,000, 19 RTFKT Animus Eggs with
When asked about the details of the hack, RTFKT CTO Samuel Cardillo said they can’t go into details for “legal purposes.” He added:
“All I can say is: be aware that companies such as Microsoft, Apple, … will never ask you for your password, your private key nor any other forms of private information via phone nor emails.”
Cardillo responded on Twitter that “a legitimate agency” needed to be allowed to “conduct an inquiry correctly” as the reason why more data could not be disclosed, so refuting a claim that his reaction was “very corporate.” He also hinted that a legal probe may be under way.
RTFKT is a virtual shoes startup that was bought by Nike in December 2021. RTFKT specializes in the creation of NFTs and digital sneakers for the metaverse. In addition, Nike released. In November of the previous year, the SWOOSH platform for Web3 was released. This platform would be used to introduce virtual clothes for avatars, such as t-shirts and shoes.
Compiled by Coinbold