The thieves behind the NFT phishing scam offering animations of Bored Apes, Azuki, Sudoswap, Doodles and other NFTs have been spotted and named by cryptocurrency research firm ZachXBT.
The two prolific criminals are believed to have made more than $2.5 million in profits from multiple scams since December 2021.
Structure of NFT fraud
ZachXBT has led an investigation into multiple NFT thefts since late last year, ParisThe crypto detective named the duo Matisse and Camille, but did not provide a surname for the pair.
conclusion of Zach XBT The investigation is the culmination of significant investigative work, including on-chain analysis and photographic evidence research. The two thieves were apparently good at gaining the trust of their victims, but far worse at hiding their tracks.
Among many clues, ZachXBT was able to exploit the Twitter accounts @Rxktv and @mtsgtb. Both accounts were withdrawn from the public shortly after ZachXBT’s findings were published.
“One of them has taken off Twitter and deleted the accusatory tweet. The other has gone private,” ZachXBT said on Twitter. Tuesday“Anyway, all tweets were saved offline before the article was published.”
tighten the net
Now Mathys and Camile are both on the run, but the pair’s net continues to tighten.
According to Twitter user @Lucap2BTC At least one of the two is believed to have attended “42”, a French computer programming school. Anecdotal evidence suggests that neither Mattis nor Camille were particularly skilled at making friends.
The school is now looking into the records and anyone with further information contact authorities.
Finish the investigation for now. Zach XBT went to Conclusion“I hope that some form of legal action will be taken in the near future for the economic damage Matisse and Camille have caused to so many people.”
Judging by the social media reaction, it seems likely that some action will be taken.
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