RTFKT COO loses NFTs worth $170K to phishing attack

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RTFKT COO loses NFTs worth $170K to phishing attack RTFKT COO loses NFTs worth $170K to phishing attack Oluwapelumi Adejumo · 31 mins ago · 1 min read

RTFKT CTO suggested that his colleague might have provided confidential information to the hacker who posed as an Apple representative.

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Updated: January 4, 2023 at 1:34 pm

RTFKT COO loses NFTs worth $170K to phishing attack

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Nike RTFKT COO Nikhil Gopalani said on Jan. 3 that he lost all his NFTs to a “clever phisher” who hacked his wallet.

Gopalani tweeted that the hacker stole all his Clone X NFTs and other unnamed digital assets in a phishing attack. He added that the hacker had same phone number as his Apple ID.

Etherscan data shows that the affected wallet is now worth only $0.11.

Additional information from OpenSea shows  the phisher drained Gopalani’s NFTs with two wallets — the attacker stole 19 CloneX, over 30 RTFKT-related NFTs, 17 Loot Pods, and 11 Crypto Kicks NFTs cumulatively worth over $170,000.

Meanwhile, RTFKT CTO Samuel Cardillo suggested that his colleague might have provided confidential information to the hacker. He also hinted that law enforcement agencies might be investigating the incident.

Cardillo said:

“Be aware that companies such as Microsoft, Apple, … will never ask you for your password, your private key nor any other forms of private information via phone nor emails.”

RTFKT is a virtual sneakers company owned by Nike. The collection has a floor price of 4 ETH, according to OpenSea data.

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