The official Twitter account for the popular NFT project Azuki has been hijacked, along with the account of Robinhood. According to the reports, the hacker was successful in stealing $778,408 worth of Ethereum via using phishing. The particular purpose of this method of phishing is to influence signatures on pending orders made through Seaport.
The phishing links using cryptocurrency that the hacker had posted were found. The official NFT project Discord server has been breached on a significant scale on more than one occasion.
Many NFT traders soon determined the account had been hijacked after the breach because of the suspicious Azuki tweets referencing the bogus surprise mint.
The official Azuki account and the fraudulent messages disappeared from Twitter search results within an hour.
Rose, the manager of the Azuki community, swiftly verified that the Azuki account had really been hacked.
MetaMask Security Researcher Harry Denley was the one who almost instantly detected the scam, and he stated that MetaMask has subsequently restricted access to the malicious URL.
Azuki Head of Community and Product Manager Dem stated in a Twitter Space that the Azuki team is in contact with Twitter and is attempting to retake the account’s control an hour after the account was found to have been hacked.
Scammers have previously attempted to steal funds from the NFT collection, so this is not the first time they have done so. A flood of cloned verified Twitter accounts with Azuki profile images advocated airdrop frauds in April 2022 in an effort to profit on the popularity of the anime-based brand.