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Mark Cuban loses $870K in crypto scam
Believes he installed a counterfeit MetaMask wallet
One of Mark Cuban’s crypto wallets was drained of $870,000 in tokens and NFTs following a phishing attack on Friday night, according to blockchain data and confirmed by outlet DL News.
The hacker made off with $555,000 in Lido Finance’s staked ether (stETH) and $175,000 in USD Coin (USDC) on Ethereum from the wallet, along with SuperRare and Ethereum Name Service tokens.
“Someone got me for 5 ETH,” he told the outlet, "I went on Metamask for the first time in months. They must have been watching."
Fortunately, it appears Cuban was able to salvage $2.5 million USDC on Polygon by transferring it to Coinbase before the hacker could seize it, according to an X post by Arkham Intelligence.
Cuban’s other wallets were unaffected by the hack. 'Since I was only working with the account that got hacked, none of my others gave up anything,' he told DL News.
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