Experienced crypto trader suffers $470,000 theft after signing malicious message

An experienced crypto trader lost $470,000 to a hack when they signed a malicious message that permitted an attacker to drain all of their USDC stablecoins from their crypto hot wallet. Unlike most crypto hacks that involve approving malicious contracts, this hack was perpetrated when the trader was tricked into simply signing a malicious message. Signing a message tends to be a safer and more common action with crypto wallets, and so traders are not always as careful, though as this trader discovered, it can still have catastrophic impacts.