Hackers steal $185,000 worth of Ethereum from actor Bill Murray

Ethereum worth more than $180,000 raised by actor Bill Murray as part of a charity auction was stolen by hackers. On Thursday evening, hackers stole 119 ETH from the personal wallet of the actor that was intended for Chive Charities.

How did it happen?

The actor was auctioning off a ‘Beer with Bill Murray’ Non-Fungible Token (NFT) on Wednesday. The successful bidder won a meeting with the comic actor while an artist painted the scene on canvas and transformed it into a digital copy.

Shed some more light

However, the next day the hacker stole the Ethereum that Bill had raised for the charity. The bid was won by a user of Coinbase, Brat Boersma, defeating six others who made a total of 60 bids. The runner-up and another Coinbase user, Mishap72, sent 120 Ethereum worth about $187,000 to Chive to reimburse the charity, a representative of the marketplace.

Did the hacker try to steal more?

The hacker also tried to make off with 800 NFTs from Murray’s 1K collection. but was safeguarded by a wallet security team called Project Venkman.

What action was taken in this regard?

A representative for Bill told that he had filed a police report and was working with Chainalysis to monitor the hacker.   

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