Barely a few days after Bill Murray’s 1,000 NFT collection raised roughly $185,000 for charity, the asset wallet associated with the project has been robbed. As confirmed by the management of the project, the asset wallet was attacked on September 1, 2022, and over $175,000 in ETH was stolen.
The theft took place in two different transactions and the thief even tried to steal the blue-chip NFTs that were stored in the wallet. Luckily, the wallet’s security team moved them before even more losses could be incurred. The same thing happened with the over 800 NFTs that were to be part of the collection.
The attacker sent the stolen funds to a wallet address linked with Binance and Unionchain.ai.
Note that, Bill Murray’s wallet was protected from the worst of the incident due to a wallet security team from the NFT consultancy Project Venkman.
The team helped save the actor’s NFTs by transferring his expensive JPEGs that included a Damien Hirst NFT, two CryptoPunks, a Pudgy Penguin, a Cool Cat and numerous Flower Girls to a pair of safehouse wallets.
The hacker also attempted to steal 800 NFTs from Murray’s collection. However, the attempt was foiled by consultancy Project Venkman by transferring the NFTs.
The runner-up in the auction, Mishap72, has reportedly sent 120 ETH to Chive Charities to replace what was lost.
Murray’s team has filed a police report and is partnering with crypto analytics firm Chainalysis to investigate the matter.