- The Azuki team managed to reclaim the Twitter account shortly after the attack.
- According to data, the hackers stole over $750,000 from one wallet and exfiltrated ETH, USDC, and NFT in several other wallets.
- The Azuki NFT Collection brand was previously used to lure unsuspecting users via other compromised Twitter accounts.
Hackers stole thousands of dollars worth of digital assets and NFTs after compromising the Twitter account of anime-inspired irreplaceable token collection Azuki.
In this incident, which occurred on Friday, January 27, malicious actors posted fake links about the Mint on Azuki’s The Garden metaverse.
1/ @AzukiOfficial Twitter was compromised today. A series of malicious tweets were posted on the morning of Friday, January 27 (Pacific Time).
the team regained control @AzukiOfficial twitter.
Details below 👇
— Azuki (@AzukiOfficial) January 27, 2023
Hackers exfiltrated over $750,000 from one wallet
According to on-chain data from Etherscan, more than $752,000 was lost from a single wallet as a result of the attack. Blockchain data also shows that the attacker exfiltrated his 751,321.805231 US Dollar Coins (USDC), or $752,073, from his unsuspecting Azuki fan into the attacker’s wallet.
Users who clicked on malicious links also helped the hackers steal 11 NFTs, 3.9 Ether (ETH), and over 6.7k USDC.
Azuki quickly regained control of his Twitter account, but users were asked to be vigilant.team is advised The Community undertakes to respond to announcements posted “simultaneously” on multiple Azuki channels such as Twitter, Discord and the Azuki website.
Notably, Azuki’s name and NFT brand have previously been used to propagate similar Twitter account attacks. His Twitter account for the Indian University Grants Committee was compromised last April and hackers used it to advertise his fake Azuki NFT airdrop.