A Twitter hacker has compromised the account of EL Common, a Latin American newspaper, to advertise a fraudulent goblintown.wtf giveaway, an Ethereum-based non-fungible token (NFT) challenge, on-chain analyst @NFTherder unveiled.
Perhaps somebody ought to inform the Latin American Newspaper Affiliation that one among their newspaper’s @ElUniversal twitter account was hacked on June 4th and has been spamming Goblingtown rip-off nft tweets ever since. I imply, they solely have 5 million followers … pic.twitter.com/rP55MEdDZo
— OKHotshot (@NFTherder) June 9, 2022
The attacker modified El Common’s Twitter identify to goblintown.wtf, however left the username, @ElUniversal, intact. Moreover, the malicious actor linked a phishing URL to the account, hoping to steal from unwitting goblintown.wtf holders. The URL swaps the N on the town with M.
In response to @NFTherder, the attacker took management of El Common’s account – which has 5.1 million followers – on June 4. Since then, the hacker has posted fraudulent tweets, promising to airdrop an extra 10,000 Goblins.
The goblintown.wtf assortment has 9,999 NFTs, with the most cost effective going for five Ethereum (ETH).
Whereas the extent of the assault stays unknown, a Twitter consumer going by @topshotkief.eth claims to have misplaced 10 NFTs to the rip-off. Particularly, the consumer alleges that the attacker stole two Mutant Ape Yacht Membership (MAYC) items and eight Cool Cats.
@NFTherder additional revealed:
In fact the Goblintowm rip-off does ApprovalForAll to steal the property of those who approve. It additionally appears the pockets liable for @ElUniversal twitter account hack beforehand pulled off an Azuki Beanz rip-off.
After in-depth evaluation, the analyst discovered that the deal with behind the goblintowm rip-off and the Azuki Beanz assault is similar.
Attackers proceed focusing on tasks making headlines
This information comes after goblintown.wtf launched on Might 22 and rapidly rose to the highest of NFT charts. Regardless of being lower than a month previous, the challenge has recorded a buying and selling quantity exceeding $70 million, in keeping with information from Cryptoslam. Goblintown.wtf’s success comes as flagship NFTs collections like CryptoPunks, BAYC, Meebits, and Mutant Ape proceed declining.
The goblintown.wtf rip-off comes as unhealthy actors proceed attacking the NFT house. Earlier this month, an attacker compromised the Discord server of Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC) challenge and stole roughly $355,000 value of NFTs.
Earlier than this, an exploit on BAYC’s Instagram account resulted within the theft of no less than 54 NFTs. This hack got here a number of days forward of Yuga Labs’ overhyped metaverse launch.
In Might, famend digital artist Mike Winkelmann – professionally generally known as Beeple – had his Twitter account hacked. This assault got here after Beeple partnered with style large Louis Vuitton to create 30 NFTs.