NFT Collection Azuki’s Twitter Account Hacked, Leading Followers to Malicious Link

Hoshiboy, the co-founder of the popular anime-inspired project, told CoinDesk the team is in touch with Twitter to resolve the issue.

AccessTimeIconJan 27, 2023 at 8:06 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 27, 2023 at 8:37 p.m. UTC

The Twitter account behind non-fungible token (NFT) collection Azuki was hacked Friday afternoon, according to the project’s co-founder, Hoshiboy.

The account tweeted a malicious link, asking followers to “claim land” in The Garden, the collection’s native metaverse platform.

Hoshiboy told CoinDesk that Azuki is in contact with Twitter to resolve the hack. Azuki community manager Emily Rose tweeted to inform followers of the hack, advising them not to click any links in recent tweets.

The tweets were deleted from Azuki's Twitter account as of Friday afternoon, though moderators on Discord still warned users not to click on the link in Azuki's bio, as it still leads to a scam site.

The popular anime-inspired profile-picture (PFP) collection recently introduced The Garden as a meeting platform for holders of its NFTs. According to data from secondary marketplace OpenSea, Azuki's current floor price is 14.76 ether (ETH), or about $23,600, and the project has done 274,510 ETH, or about $4.4 million, in total sales since its January 2022 launch.

Hackers have previously utilized the Azuki name and branding to trick unsuspecting Twitter users. In April a hacker took over the India University Grant Commission’s official Twitter account, promoting an airdrop of fake Azuki NFTs. The account was recovered by officials shortly after.


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Cam Thompson

Cam Thompson was a news reporter at CoinDesk.