Scam Token OPENAI Promoted on OpenAI CTO’s Twitter
• OpenAI CTO Mira Murati’s Twitter account was hacked and used to promote a scam crypto token.
• The tweet promoted ‘OPENAI’ token, which was described as an AI-based language model.
• The hacker lured in investors with a phishing website that included prompts for connecting their crypto wallet.
OpenAI CTO’s Twitter Account Hacked
The Twitter account belonging to OpenAI CTO Mira Murati was hacked on Thursday, and used to promote a scam crypto token supposedly backed by the company. The tweet stayed online for roughly an hour, garnering 80,000 views from platform users before being taken down.
Scam Token Promoted on Twitter
The hacker promoted a fraudulent airdrop for ‘OPENAI’ token, described as a “groundbreaking token driven by artificial intelligence-based language models.” Another Scam AI Token The tweet provided a link to a well-edited phishing website that appeared like a direct copy of an actual project called ChainGPT – an AI chatbot for crypto and blockchain information.
The copied version, however, included some minor tweaks – such as a prompt for visitors to connect their crypto wallet. Reports suggest that the site lured investors into transaction signing requests, with which the hacker could transfer NFTs and ERC-20 tokens from the victim’s wallet.
The fake tweet from Murati’s account also used restricted replies, making it more difficult for followers to warn readers that the post was fraudulent. Though it’s now removed, Murati is yet to comment on the incident or confirm if any user has been defrauded in this attack.
In conclusion, despite brief claims from the company executive’s Twitter page there is no valid cryptocurrency tied or associated with OpenAI CTO Mira Murati or ChatGPT creators. Therefore investors should be aware of potential scams associated with these projects and take extra caution when investing in cryptocurrency related products and services online.