Scam OPENAI Token Promoted in OpenAI CTO’s Twitter Account
• Mira Murati’s Twitter account was hacked and used to promote a scam crypto token supposedly backed by OpenAI.
• The hacker promoted a fraudulent airdrop for ‘OPENAI’ token, described as a “groundbreaking token driven by artificial intelligence-based language models.”
• 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.
Scam Token Promoted On OpenAI CTO’s Twitter Account
The ChatGPT creators did not launch a crypto token, despite brief claims from the company executive’s Twitter page. Unfortunately, Mira Murati, the CTO at OpenAI had her account hacked on Thursday. The hacker used this opportunity 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.
Details Of Scam Token
The hacker promoted an fraudulent airdrop for ‘OPENAI’ token, described as a “groundbreaking token driven by artificial intelligence-based language models.” It provided visitors with a link to visit phishing website which appeared like direct copy of actual project called ChainGPT – an AI chatbot for crypto and blockchain information. Reports suggest that the site lured investors into transaction signing requests with which the hacker could transfer NFTs and ERC-20 tokens from victims wallet.
The fake tweet from Murati’s account used restricted replies making it more difficult for followers to warn readers that the post was fraudulent. Though it has now been removed, Murati mentioned in another tweet that she is currently working to secure her twitter account back again after being hacked earlier in the day.
Security Measures To Take
It is always advised to be vigilant while using social media accounts such as Twitter or any other platforms where scammers can try their luck with unsuspecting users who are new to investing in cryptocurrency or those who lack technical knowledge about security measures they should take while dealing with digital assets online.
Be careful of what you click on when browsing through social media platforms like Twitter or any other websites related to investments in cryptocurrencies as there may be malicious links present which can be detrimental if clicked upon unknowingly leading to potential theft of funds and data loss .