- Azuki NFT collection’s Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon
- Hackers posted fake land claims and drained $750,000 worth of crypto from multiple wallets
- The team has now recovered the account and is investigating the case
The Twitter account of the best-selling anime-inspired project, Azuki became a target of hackers a few hours ago. They posted a malicious link to a fake land-claiming site with the caption “surprise mint.”
The website looked almost believable because the project had previously posted the trailer of Hilumia: The Crossroads of The Garden. The harmful site was specially designed based on this to fool people into signing their wallets.
As soon as the hack was reported, Azuki Community Manager Rose alerted the followers to not click on anything while Harry Denley, a Metamask Research, instantly reported it to block the domain from the wallet platform.
The team reached out to Twitter to recover the account, which was recovered after an hour. The harmful tweets are now taken down.
According to WalletGuard, a blockchain security firm, the attackers managed to drain $750,000 worth of crypto tokens within 30 minutes of the hack. The amount was recently transferred in USDC stablecoin to the hacker’s wallet, based on Etherscan data.
Investigator ZachXBT identifies the hacker as “Lock” who previously hacked into Mutant Hounds, AKCB, and Chimpers Twitter accounts as well.
On the other hand, the Azuki team along with its co-founder Hoshiboy is investigating the case.
“Our investigation into the Twitter breach is ongoing. We take security seriously, and the Twitter account was secured using a 2FA Authentication app,” the statement reads on Twitter.
The Discord community moderators have warned followers to not click on anything still.
Regarding the compensation to users who lost their money in this, Hoshiboy and his team are yet to respond.
Azuki isn’t the only victim of hacking this week. Just recently, Moonbirds founder Kevin Rose lost $1.1M worth of valuable NFTs in a phishing attack.