Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin's Twitter account hacked

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin's Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum's Founder, posted a embarrassing scam that led to many users' wallets being drained of tokens and valuable NFTs.

The Twitter account of Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has been hacked. A phishing actor employed Buterin's X handle to post a phishing link. By Buterin's appearance, a number of users lost high-value NFTs.

Victims were lured into the prospect of minting a commemorative ConsenSys NFT, but their wallets were drained once they confirmed a transaction on the phishing site. The hacker has amassed at least $691,000 worth of stolen loot, according to Etherscan, but the hacker's wallet also has assets of more than $390,000.

Among the hacker's misfortune was a piece of NFT history, which Larva Lab's Crypto Punk had claimed by a member of the general public.

The best bid for a Crypto Punk on the NFT market, Blur, is 45 ETH, or approximately $73,500.

The post has since been deleted, and Buterin is yet to post on X since the incident happened. It remains uncertain as to how the account was hacked.