9Tales, the play to earn NFT card game project, have tracked the hacker behind over $10 million worth of scams. In a remarkable Medium article and corresponding Twitter thread, they have detailed the crazy tale behind the investigation. In a story straight from Hollywood that includes searching photographs, the FBI, contact with the hacker and much more, this is how they found the hacker.
Why did 9Tales go after a hacker?
On April 18th, someone hacked the 9Tales Discord with over 20 thousand members. One of the admins was compromised, and a fake minting page appeared in the Discord. This was a quick and clever hack, and they stole NFTs that they went on to sell for 33 ETH.
Upon finding out about the hack, 9Tales was shocked and immediately launched an internal audit and investigation to find out how it happened. Significantly, the team also promises to reimburse everyone who was…