• RTFKT COO Nikhil Gopalani has been hacked and nearly $200,000 worth of NFTs have been stolen from his wallet.
• The attack appears to be a phishing scheme, with most of the stolen NFTs coming from the Clone X collection.
• RTFKT CTO Samuel Cardillo said that companies such as Microsoft and Apple will never ask for passwords or private keys via phone or emails.
Nikhil Gopalani, the Chief Operating Officer of RTFKT, an NFT brand, has recently been the victim of a highly sophisticated phishing attack that saw him lose nearly $200,000 worth of NFTs.
According to Gopalani’s Tuesday tweet, his collection of NFTs, which included items from the Clone X collection, were stolen by a scammer in what appears to be a phishing attack. OpenSea data shows that two wallets linked to the attacker have stolen 19 CloneX NFTs worth over $138,000 combined, 18 RTKFT Space Pods (over $6,300 total), 17 Loot Pods ($6,200), 11 CryptoKicks ($3,000), 19 RTFKT Animus Eggs ($20,200), and more from Gopalani’s wallet.
In response to the attack, RTFKT CTO Samuel Cardillo said in a statement that they cannot go into details for “legal purposes.” He also warned users to be aware of phishing scams and that companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and others will never ask for passwords, private keys, or any other forms of private information via phone or email. Cardillo also implied that a legal investigation may be underway, noting that a “lawful agency” needs to be able to do an investigation properly.
This attack serves as a reminder of the importance of taking extra caution when it comes to protecting one’s digital assets. Users should be aware of the dangers of phishing attacks and always be wary of any emails, texts, or calls asking for personal information. It is also important to use secure passwords and two-factor authentication whenever possible.