BEEPLE Twitter account hacked to share Louis Vuitton phishing link


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The Twitter account of graphic artist Mike Winkelmann, also known as BEEPLE, was hacked today to promote a crypto scam. His account was hacked to share a fake link ostensibly to a website of a collaboration with fashion designer Louis Vuitton.

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Harry.ETH, a security researcher from MetaMask/MyCrypto, tweeted that “Beeple’s Twitter account has been compromised (ATO) to post a phishing website to steal funds.”

It appeared that the victims had lost 35 ETH today, so far, valued at about $71,000.

BEEPLE’s account was hacked to share a fake link to an “official raffle entry,” and Twitter users were warning others not to click on it as some said their wallets had been drained of ETH.

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As The Block previously reported, Louis Vuitton commissioned BEEPLE for non-fungible token (NFT) art as rewards for a raffle and game called Louis: The Game.

BEEPLE has about 672,000 Twitter followers, his page says. Last year BEEPLE sold an NFT through an auction for a record $69 million.

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