25. Juli 2024

Scam Token ‚OPENAI‘ Promoted on OpenAI CTO’s Twitter

• An OpenAI CTO’s Twitter account was hacked and used to promote a scam crypto token called ‘OPENAI’.
• The tweet provided a link to a phishing website, prompting users to connect their crypto wallet.
• The fake tweet was taken down after 80,000 views from platform users.

Scam Token ‘OPENAI’ Promoted On OpenAI CTO’s Twitter Account

An OpenAI CTO’s Twitter account was hacked on Thursday, and used to promote a scam crypto token supposedly backed by the company. The hacker promoted a fraudulent airdrop for ‘OPENAI’ token, which included a link to an edited phishing website. 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 stayed online for roughly an hour before being taken down after 80,000 views.

Hacker Used Restricted Replies To Hide Scam

The hacker used restricted replies in order to hide the scam from followers and make it more difficult for readers to be warned that the post was fraudulent. Moreover, when clicked on, it appeared as if visitors were connecting their wallets directly to ChainGPT – an AI chatbot for crypto and blockchain information – but in reality they were sending funds directly into the hands of scammers.

OpenAI CTO Mira Murati Responds To Hack

Mira Murati responded quickly upon recognizing her account had been compromised, stating: „My Twitter account was hacked today while I was offline – sorry about any confusion this caused.“ She also advised everyone who interacted with the malicious post not to click on links or interact with messages sent from her account until she confirmed its safety again by tweeting from it later that day.

Takeaways From This Incident

This incident highlights how easy it is for hackers to take advantage of unsuspecting victims through social media accounts belonging to high-profile figures or companies in finance and technology fields like OpenAI. It pays off for cryptocurrency holders (and other digital asset owners) to stay vigilant when using social media platforms or interacting with unknown sources online – especially when there are rewards involved! Cryptocurrency holders should always check that any information they receive is coming from an official source before taking any action that could result in financial losses or security risks like those posed by this type of attack.

What Is OpenAI?

OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research laboratory founded by Elon Musk (Tesla Motors), Sam Altman (Y Combinator), Greg Brockman (Stripe), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) and Peter Thiel (PayPal). It seeks to advance artificial intelligence technologies by researching them in many areas such as machine learning algorithms and robotics systems development while actively engaging with businesses across industries like health care, energy production and transportation services all over the world.