NFT Influencer ‘NFT God’ Loses $30,000 in Hack Attack via Google Ad Scam

NFT Influencer 'NFT God' Loses $30,000 in Hack Attack via Google Ad Scam

An influencer who goes by the pseudonym “NFT God” on Twitter has reportedly had $30,000 worth of digital collectibles stolen in a hack attack.

The individual claims that their wallet was drained after interacting with a sponsored advertisement on Google’s search engine that replicated an open-source video streaming software they were searching for. Along with the highly valuable Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT, a number of other NFTs worth ETH 19 were also reported stolen.

The verified Twitter account of “ God”, which has over 91,000 followers mostly from the crypto community, posted about the incident warning others against being scammed. The hack took place on January 15.

This is not the first time that ads have been used in conjunction with phishing malware, and in October 2022, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao also warned against malicious actors targeting crypto investors via Google ads.


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