American comedian Bill Murray announced that hackers hacked his wallet and stole more than $ 180,000 worth of Ethereum. According to the full information, the plaintiff recently held an NFT auction where most of the recovered funds were in the said wallet. The statement showed that the hacker drained 90% of all funds in the wallet, leaving just over $ 500 in the wake of the act.
Bill Murray lost 119 Ethereum
According to several news sources, Bill Murray announced that at the time of the theft the entire Ethereum in the wallet was slightly above 119. In the statement from the comedian’s team, it was noted that the actor noticed the change in balance in the wallet around at 7. yesterday afternoon. In the data from DappRadar, the wallet is said to contain the funds, including several NFTs belonging to the plaintiff. Aside from Ethereum, a huge amount of his wallet was decimated in the wake of the attack. A new activity tracked on the wallet shows that the comedian’s team was able to remove around 10 other NFTs from Bill Murray’s wallet after he was compromised.
The actor is working with law enforcement to recover the assets
The charity owned and operated by Bill Murray himself has sold a collection of his Bill Murray 1000 NFT up for auction. The collection was hosted on Coinbase, with the platform market helping the comedian sell the asset. The identity of the hacker is still unknown as data on the chain showed that the stolen assets were sent to a cryptocurrency exchange. The funds recovered at the auction were already destined for donation to the Chivas Charity.
However, new information noted that the auction’s second highest bidder announced a donation of over 120 Ethereum, which was sent to said charity. The report still does not cover how the attacker was able to breach and steal the funds from the comedian’s wallet. However, his team has contacted the police and noticed that they are working side by side with them to find out the identity of the bad actor.
Aside from that, he is also speaking with Chainalysis, a chain analytics company, to help them uncover the stolen funds. Bill Murray is one of a long list of high-profile digital asset holders who have been hit by an attack in the past few weeks. Fellow actor Seth Green saw his wallet hacked as hackers took his BAYC NFT. He has since been sent to the NFT after paying the hacker in cash.