- Nike’s RTFKT COO Nikhil Gopalani got scammed and lost all of his NFTs.
- The hacker stole over $173,000 in NFTs using multiple accounts.
- Gopalani is left with $0.11 of Ethereum in his wallet.
In an alleged hacking assault on Monday, Nikhil Gopalani lost his vast collection of NFTs to a fraudster. Nikhil Gopalani tweeted on January 3, 2023, that he had been hacked and the scammer had sold all of his NFTs and CloneX. He was devastated and depressed about the hack, but at the same time, he’s hoping that people who bought those NFTs are happy.
Hey Clone X community – I was hacked by a clever Phisher (same phone # as apple ID) & sold all my clone x / some other nfts… Obviously pretty upset and hurt by this and I havent really been able to move all day. Hope people who bought my clones love them (being positive)— Nikhil Gopalani (@Nikgopalani) January 3, 2023
According to OpenSea data, the hacker used two accounts to steal more than $173,000 in NFTs from Gopalani’s wallet, comprising 17 Loot Pods ($6,200), 18 RTKFT Space Pods (about $6,300 total), 11 CryptoKicks ($3,000), 19 RTFKT Animus Eggs ($20,200), 19 CloneX NFTs valued at more than $138,000, and much more.
For legal purposes, we won't be able to go in deeper details until further notice. All I can say is: 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.— SamuelCardillo.eth – RTFKT (@CardilloSamuel) January 3, 2023
Etherscan reveals that only $0.11 of Ethereum is left in his wallet account. These really are lowball projections based on each collection’s price floor, so Gopalani’s previous purchases, which included a highly prized Murakami CloneX, #17088, might trade for significantly higher prices. The total estimated value of Gopalani’s lost collection has not been disclosed yet.
Gopalani may have unknowingly provided private information to a scammer masquerading as an Apple official.
They won’t be allowed to go into further detail until further notice for legal reasons. They told us that firms such as Microsoft and Apple would never ask someone for their pin, secret address, or any other kind of secret data over the phone or over email.
Can’t believe I’m now the owner of this sick 4 murakami clone, this is how you open 2023, welcome home to the robot fam 💜 @RTFKT @takashipom pic.twitter.com/O1Pv96ImhJ— lyx.eth (@DexGemsReal) January 3, 2023
Nikhil Goplani’s stolen CloneX was purchased by lyx.eth, who stated that he had no idea he was purchasing stolen NFT from Gopalani. He has been looking to buy this NFT for the last six months. He owns four Murakami Clones now.