The Clipboard Hacker continues its rampage to victimize unsuspecting newbies and even crypto and NFT veterans! This is alarming because this scheme proves that hackers are getting more innovative than ever with how they target users and wallets. Nowadays, the attacks are a mix of social engineering and technical sophistication.
How the Clipboard Hacker Operates
Finally today I was ready to mint my first ever collection. I was going to transfer eth worth 120$ to my wallet. Here’s what I did: Copy my wallet address, paste the address to transfer to from the exchange and confirm transaction. I never received the amount in my wallet.
Basically, malware facilitated the hack. It is an extension scam that can read and change data on the page. Then, it replaces addresses with the hacker’s address when copying and pasting the data.
To prevent similar incidents, you need to manually go through the wallet address even after copying and pasting it. Always check the beginning and end to ensure that you copied it correctly and there are no missing letters. Furthermore, if you have the means, it’s best to have a separate computer strictly for wallets. In Akshay Upadhya‘s case, chances are he unknowingly downloaded malicious extensions and malware.
For more tips, you can check out our full guide about NFT Scams: and how to keep your crypto safe and protect your NFT.