Mark Cuban Loses $870,000 in MetaMask Wallet Hack

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September 16, 2023.

Entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban, with a net worth exceeding $5 billion, fell victim to a hack on September 15, losing crypto assets worth $870,000 from his MetaMask wallet. Cuban confirmed the hack, stating he lost 5 Ethereum (ETH) tokens, along with USD Coin (USDC), Polygon (MATIC), Lido staked Ethereum (stETH), and tokens from SuperRare and Ethereum Name Service. Cuban believes he downloaded a malicious version of MetaMask, leading to the hack, and suspects that the attackers had been monitoring his MetaMask activity. While most of the stolen assets remained in the hacker’s wallet, Cuban managed to transfer around $2 million USDC to Coinbase Custody to prevent further losses.

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