NFT owl nearly 300 million USD is used for fraud

 Moonbirds, an owl-shaped NFT collection with sales of $281 million, is being used by hackers to


In the posts, hackers include links to fake websites or malware. If a victim clicks on a link or connects a digital wallet to that website, they may lose all of their cryptocurrency, or have ransomware installed on their device.


One of the accounts with "green ticks" that the scammers targeted was Levi Sanders, the son of US Senator Bernie Sanders. After successfully taking over, the hacker changed the name of this personal account to Moonbirds, replacing the avatar. and posted a series of tweets calling for participation in the NFT prize. It took many hours for Sanders to regain control of the account.

On Twitter, this scam was mentioned so much that on April 19, the hashtag #hack_moonbirds was in the top trending topic. The social network later said it was "aware of the scams and is actively working to find solutions to prevent it".

The management of Proof Collective, the company behind the Moonbirds project, also sent a warning to users. “Scammers are trying to take over or acquire Twitter accounts that have a lot of followers or are verified, then lure players into connecting crypto wallets and taking money,” Justin Mezzell, co-founder cum Product Manager of Proof Collective, wrote on Twitter with a list of several questionable accounts. "Please block or report if you see it".

The Moonbirds Twitter account also warns about scams, noting that the project does not have an Instagram channel, Discord.

Moonbirds is a collection of 10,000 NFTs of pixelated owls. Launched on April 16, this NFT quickly sold out in just a few hours, earning $281 million. It is also one of the most successful NFT sets next to Azuki, Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks.
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