RTFKT COO loses NFTs worth $170K to phishing attack
RTFKT CTO suggested that his colleague might have provided confidential information to the hacker who posed as an Apple representative.
Nike RTFKT COO Nikhil Gopalani said on Jan. 3 that he lost all his NFTs to a “clever phisher” who hacked his wallet.
Gopalani tweeted that the hacker stole all his Clone X NFTs and other unnamed digital assets in a phishing attack. He added that the hacker had same phone number as his Apple ID.
Etherscan data shows that the affected wallet is now worth only $0.11.
Additional information from OpenSea shows the phisher drained Gopalani’s NFTs with two wallets — the attacker stole 19 CloneX, over 30 RTFKT-related NFTs, 17 Loot Pods, and 11 Crypto Kicks NFTs cumulatively worth over $170,000.
Meanwhile, RTFKT CTO Samuel Cardillo suggested that his colleague might have provided confidential information to the hacker. He also hinted that law enforcement agencies might be investigating the incident.
“Be aware that companies such as Microsoft, Apple, … will never ask you for your password, your private key nor any other forms of private information via phone nor emails.”
RTFKT is a virtual sneakers company owned by Nike. The collection has a floor price of 4 ETH, according to OpenSea data.