back to article Posing as journalists, Pink Drainer pilfers $3.3M in crypto

Miscreants targeting Discord and Twitter accounts have stolen more than $3.3 million in cryptocurrency from 2,300 victims so far in an ongoing campaign that started in April and saw the highest spike in activity earlier this month. According to Web 3.0 anti-fraud outfit ScamSniffer, miscreants with the Pink Drainer crew posing …

  1. Contrex

    A fool and his money....

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OpenAI CTO Mira Murati on AI Safety Norms

  3. ChoHag Silver badge

    Maybe they need just one more authentication factor?

  4. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge


    "Many users have opened malicious websites in error and signed malicious signatures, resulting in the loss of their assets".
    I do not think that word means what you think it means ScamSniffer

  5. Kev99 Silver badge

    Boo-hoo-hoo to the crypto-fools.

  6. Howard Sway Silver badge

    Recent Pink Drainer targets include OpenAI CTO Mira Murati

    Apparently this involved her Twitter account being hacked to promote the scam. Therefore this story involves crypto theft scams, AI hypesters and Twitter. Congratulations, the 2023 bullshit bingo card is now complete.

    Also fitting is the fact there's a blockchain called "Optimism" which seemingly hosts crypto that people have bought into. I'm considering launching my own, called "Dumbfuckery", very soon, which I'm betting will also be no deterrent to keeping the idiot cash rolling in.

  7. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    someone lost almost $320,000 in stolen non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

    Didn't the loss happen when the NFTs were first purchased?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Neil Barnes - Re: someone lost almost $320,000 in stolen non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

      So, someone lost their stolen NFTs. I don't know about you but I read this as a thief being robbed of his ill-gotten gains.

      1. Paul Smith

        Re: @Neil Barnes - someone lost almost $320,000 in stolen non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

        Wouldn't it be justice if the thief who sold the NFTs in the first place had been paid with stolen crypto.

  8. captain veg Silver badge


    "Web3 anti-scam platform ScamSniffer,"

    Er, what is "Web3"? Is that like wwwwwwww?


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