MetaMask has warned Apple users to disable automatic iCloud backup of their wallet data. The warning results from the losses sustained by an NFT collector, Domenic Lacovone, using the Twitter handle revive_dom.
The user posted on Friday that his wallet containing $650,000 worth of digital assets and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) was wiped out. In a series of tweets, the user revealed how he lost the funds. According to Lacovone, he got a phone call supposedly from Apple as the company’s number showed on his caller ID, so it didn’t raise suspicion.
The caller asked for a code sent to his phone. When he provided the code, his entire MetaMask wallet was wiped out within two seconds, including ApeCoin and NFT, worth around $650,000.
According to Lacovone, As of now, OpenSea (OpenSea.io – the highly popular and world’s largest NFT marketplace) has flagged all the stolen NFTs as suspicious.
Dape NFT founder, who uses the Twitter handle Serpent, examined the attack and posted a detailed analysis of the incident. According to Serpent, the attacker first requested a random password reset to raise suspicion. Using a caller ID spoofer, they called Lacovone as an Apple