NFT Trader hacked, millions of dollars in NFTs stolen

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Peer-to-peer trading platform NFT Trader suffered a security breach on December 16, allowing hackers to steal millions of dollars in non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

NFT Trader confirmed the incident on

Among the stolen NFTs are at least 13 Mutant Ape Yacht Club tokens and 37 Bored Ape tokens, as well as the VeeFriends and World of Women NFTs, representing losses of nearly $3 million, according to to

The hack was followed by rumors and misinformation on social media platforms. Additionally, it is still unclear how many hackers exploited this security flaw. In a public message, one of the attackers assigned the original exploit to another user. “I came here to collect the residual trash,” they wrote, demanding a ransom be paid to return the NFTs.

“At first, as usual, I came here to collect residual trash. At first I thought I could only get TOKENs, but eventually I found out that I could also get NFTs. (… ) I’m a good person, the value of these NFTs is enough for a person to live a free life, but that doesn’t matter to me. I prefer to collect the leftover trash,” said one of the attackers.

The attacker then claimed to have limited technical skills, and offered victims to pay a 10% premium in Ether (ETH) in exchange for their NFTs. “My technical skills are limited, I cannot collect all the relevant nfts at the same time, and it costs me a lot of energy and time. (…) If you want to recover the nft monkey, then you have to pay me a bounty , this is what I deserve,” they wrote.

In another atypical development, one of the victims said the attacker returned a rare NFT along with 31 ETH, worth almost $70,680 at the time of writing. “And now the hacker just sent me 31 eth? What’s happening? Is this real life?” the victim said. wrote on X.

Review: NFT creator: J1mmy.eth previously created 420 Bored Apes… and had NFTs worth $150 million