American comedian Bill Murray witnessed 119.2 Ethereum being taken out of his wallet by Murray on September 1, 2022. Murray was holding a charity auction for non-fungible tokens (NFT). Statistics show that most of the tokens and NFTs in Murray’s wallet have been moved, and roughly $556 in token value remains.
Bill Murray Loses 119 Ethereum to Hackers — Comedian’s Team Is Working With Law Enforcement, Chainalysis
Bill Murray (the comedian and actor best known for his performances on Saturday Night Live) had 119 Ethereum taken from his wallet. The story was first reported by Coindesk and author Eli Tan notes that onchain data and “details from Murray’s team” explain his wallet was drained at around 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday evening. Data from dappradar.com’s portfolio tool indicates that Murray’s wallet has roughly $556 in tokens and NFTs still held in the wallet at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on September 2.
A large portion of Murray’s portfolio has been removed from the hacked wallet, according to the report. Onchain data shows Murray’s security team removed blockchain assets 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.
Murray’s charity sold a 1/1 NFT from the “Bill Murray 1000” NFT collection hosted on the Coinbase NFT marketplace. Murray’s team believes the stolen funds were sent to an exchange and the thief is currently unknown. Funds from the NFT auction were intended to be donated by the non-profit Chive Charities. Tan’s report further explained that a Coinbase NFT marketplace spokesperson disclosed the runner-up in the NFT auction donated 120 ether to Chive Charities to replace the siphoned funds.
The report published on Friday does not disclose how the hacker managed to siphon the 119.2 ether from Murray’s ethereum wallet. Murray’s team told Tan that it filed a report with law enforcement, and also noted that it was working with the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. This year, crypto hackers also attacked Bill Murray and other celebrities. Family Guy’s Seth Green was allegedly paid for the NFT he had stolen from Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).
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