Comedian Bill Murray’s wallet hacked for $186,000 worth of Ethereum

American actor Bill Murray had 119.2 ethereum drained from his wallet on September 1, 2022, after holding a charity auction of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Statistics show that most of the tokens and NFTs in Murray’s wallet have been moved, with about $556 in token value remaining.

Bill Murray loses 119 Ethereum to hackers – The actor’s team is working with law enforcement and Chainalysis.

On Thursday, Bill Murray had 119 ether siphoned from his wallet. The story was first reported on by Coindesk and author Eli Tan notes that onchain data and ” details from Murray’s team ” explain that his wallet was emptied on Thursday night. Data from the dappradar.com database indicates that Murray’s wallet still contained about $556 in chips and NFTs on September 2.

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Comedian Bill Murray's wallet is hacked for $186,000 worth of Ethereum after an NFT charity auction.
Actor and comedian Bill Murray’s wallet has been hacked in the past seven days, according to statistics from dappradar.com. The 119.2 ethers were worth about $186,000 at the time of the theft.

A large portion of Murray’s wallet was removed from the hacked wallet. Onchain data shows that Murray’s security team removed assets from the blockchain such as The Flower Girls NFTs, Boss Beauties, Hashmasks, Adam Bomb Squad, Deadfellaz, Gutter Cat Gang, Cryptopunks, Veefriends, Cool Cats, Damien Hirst NFTs, Pudgy Penguins and Cryptotoads.

Comedian Bill Murray's wallet is hacked for $186,000 worth of Ethereum after an NFT charity auction.
The website for the NFT “Bill Murray 1000” collection via theshack.thechive.com.

Murray’s charity has sold a 1/1 NFT of the “Bill Murray 1000” collection hosted on Coinbase’s NFT marketplace. Murray’s team believes the stolen funds were sent to an exchange and the thief is currently unknown. The funds from the NFT auction were intended to be donated to a nonprofit called Chive Charities. Eli Tan’s article further explains that a spokesperson for Coinbase’s NFT marketplace revealed that the finalist in the NFT auction donated 120 ethers to Chive Charities to replace the siphoned funds.

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The report published Friday did not reveal how the hacker managed to siphon the 119.2 ethers from Bill Murray’s ethereum wallet. Murray’s team told Eli Tan that it has filed a report with law enforcement, and also said it is working with blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. Bill Murray isn’t the only high-profile celebrity to have been attacked by crypto-currency hackers this year. Family Guy star Seth Green had his NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) stolen and reportedly paid to get it back.

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