- Cryptocurrency scammer ‘Soup’ has been uncovered in a coordinated fraud assault towards cryptocurrency initiatives.
- Soup is believed to have organized a sequence of assaults towards numerous initiatives.
- An investigation by on-chain detective ZachXBT additionally reveals that Soup was concerned in earlier thefts.
In a latest investigation, well-liked on-chain detective ZachXBT uncovered the actions of a infamous cryptocurrency scammer generally known as “Soup” aka Dan. Soup’s id stays unknown, and he’s believed to have orchestrated a sequence of refined assaults towards numerous cryptocurrency initiatives, ensuing within the theft of huge sums of cash and useful belongings.
The investigation, detailed in a Twitter thread by ZachXBT, gives a complete account of Soup’s unlawful actions. ZachXBT defined that Soup carried out the rip-off by impersonating Luke Hamilton, an worker of cryptocurrency media outlet Decrypt.
Moreover, Soup teamed up with different crooks to method crypto mission workforce members and trick them into becoming a member of a faux Decrypt Discord server in an try to steal Discord tokens.
A Discord token is an alphanumeric string that represents a person’s login credentials and grants entry to a server owned by the person or a server that’s a part of it.
The primary incident detailed within the thread occurred on Might 30, 2023. The Pika Discord server was compromised after her Discord account of a member of the workforce was phished. Exploiting this compromise, scammers had been capable of publish malicious hyperlinks and steal $220,000 value of funds.
The next day, the Orbiter Finance Discord server was compromised. As earlier than, scammers posted contaminated hyperlinks on his Discord server, which amassed him over $760,000.
Additional investigation revealed that Soup acquired 7.5 ETH instantly from the stolen funds, in addition to extra funds despatched to a different tackle. This accounts for about 30% of all stolen belongings.
However Soup’s misdeeds did not finish there. ZachXBT additionally uncovered proof suggesting that he was squandering a few of his unjust income on Roblox unique objects, which soups are recognized to promote for top costs.
ZachXBT’s investigation additionally revealed that Soup was concerned in previous thefts. Final 12 months, the companions generally known as Soup and Feint had been concerned within the theft of the Mutant Ape Yacht Membership (MAYC NFT #21080). Moreover, in January of this 12 months, Soup was additionally concerned within the theft of his CryptoPunk #6983.
Notably, Soup himself has admitted to creating round $1 million in income from his unlawful actions, however his companions are believed to have made much more.
Nevertheless, ZachXBT pressured that victims affected by Soup’s rip-off would obtain extra data, which might result in authorized motion towards Soup. The cryptocurrency group desires justice to prevail and to make sure that people accountable for such acts face the results of their unlawful actions.