The South African cricket legend Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, aka AB de Villiers, revealed how he became a victim of NFT hack. At the time of the hack, AB owned as much as 300 NFTs.
In an interview with Cointelegraph, de Villiers revealed that he held over 300 digital collectibles before he became a victim of a hack last year.
AB de Villeres signed a malicious contract
AB, who has vocally embraced NFTs and crypto, got fooled by a malicious NFT masquerading as a new Pudgy Penguin drop, the legendary cricketer inadvertently gave a hacker access to his wallet by signing a malicious contract. AB revealed that tapped on the link as it looked very legit. There was a $1 gas fee. The minute he hit that gas fee, it stalled. AB said that he hit it about five times, giving the hacker complete access to his whole wallet.
AB de Villiers ended up losing a good chunk of his collection before sending the remainder of his NFTs to another wallet for safekeeping. The South African cricketer admitted that the experience had made him recognize some of the challenges of navigating Web3.
AB De Villeres invested early in XRP
The legendary cricketer further revealed in the interview that he is a fan of XRPW token and he started investing in it even before the SEC lawsuit began. AB de Villiers, who holds the record of scoring the fastest hundred in ODIs in just 31 balls, said he got introduced to crypto through his brothers. However, he kept crypto at a distance and remained skeptical for a few years before getting into it. The cricketer further revealed he likes Bore Ape NFTs, Neo Tokyo and Impostors.
Much revered cricketer in India and around the world expressed his wish to explore Web3 industry in various capacities, be it apportioning investments into Bitcoin, Ethereum and NFTs and other promising Web3 projects.
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