Ethereum Co-founder’s Account Allegedly Hacked, Funds Stolen

  • Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder, reportedly had his account hacked, leading to a loss of over $691,000.
  • The hack was announced by Vitalik’s father, Dmitry Buterin.
  • The hacker allegedly tricked victims by sharing a link to a free NFT and stole all funds.

A detailed analysis of the alleged hacking incident involving Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, and the subsequent loss of over $691,000.

The Unfortunate Incident

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Reports suggest that the account of Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, was compromised. According to leading blockchain researcher, ZachXBT, this incident led to victims collectively losing over $691,000 after clicking on a malicious link. The incident has sparked debates about the high profile of Vitalik Buterin and the alleged inadequacy of security measures.

Significant Losses Incurred

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The post in question was later deleted, and it was claimed that it was published on Buterin’s account celebrating the arrival of Proto-Danksharding to Ethereum. The hacker allegedly shared a malicious link to a supposedly free NFT, convincing victims to link their wallets, and eventually stole all their funds. This incident also led to claims of losses in the CryptoPunk NFT collection of Ethereum developer Khoo, better known as ‘Bokky Poobah’ on X.

Reactions to the Incident

 

Dmitry Buterin, Vitalik’s father, announced on September 9th on X that his son’s account had been compromised. A user on X, using the pseudonym “Satoshi 767”, suggested that Buterin might not have taken sufficient security measures for his X account. However, ZachXBT countered these claims, arguing that Buterin’s high profile made him a target for various hacking attempts.

Conclusion

The alleged hacking of Vitalik Buterin’s account and the subsequent loss of funds have raised concerns about the security measures in place for high-profile individuals in the cryptocurrency space. As investigations continue, it serves as a reminder for all users to exercise caution and ensure they have robust security measures in place.

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