Bill Murray’s Ethereum Wallet Hacked for $174K

05 Sep 2022

The Ethereum wallet tied to actor and comedian Bill Murray—which is being used to sell official NFTs inspired by his life—was attacked last night following the completion of a charity auction this week, Decrypt reports.

Ultimately, nearly 110 Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) was stolen from the wallet, worth about $174,000 at the time of the attack.

Gavin Gillas of blockchain startup Project Venkman, which Murray co-owns, told Decrypt that he first noticed an unauthorized transaction removing 108.03 WETH (about $171,500) from the wallet last night, followed by another transaction for 1.73 WETH (about $2,750). Those were the only transactions in which WETH was stolen, Gillis confirmed.