The Twitter account of Mira Murati, the CTO of OpenAI, was hacked and used to promote a ‘scam’ cryptocurrency airdrop. The fake tweet promised the airdrop of a purported ERC-20 token OPENAI and was viewed 79,600 times and retweeted 83 times before it was taken down. The scammers used a phishing link to mimic OpenAI’s product, ChatGPT, and a fraudulent website that was a copy of OpenAI’s website with the same layout and design. Hackers used a crypto wallet-draining kit capable of draining victims’ wallets of their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and ERC-20 tokens. There have been no reported victims of the scam. Murati’s Twitter account has over 126,200 followers.
Recently, the Twitter account of OpenAI’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Greg Brockman was hacked, and it was used to promote a crypto scam. The hackers used Brockman’s account to send unsolicited messages to his followers, suggesting that they invest in a new cryptocurrency called “Ethereum Max.” They claimed that it was the next big thing in the crypto world and that people should buy it now before the price goes up.
Brockman’s account has since been locked, and he has made a statement acknowledging the hack and clarifying that he has never promoted any cryptocurrency. He also stated that his team is investigating the matter and has taken steps to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
This is not the first time that a high-profile Twitter account has been hacked to promote a scam. In July 2020, the accounts of several prominent individuals, including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam.
The rise of crypto scams is a growing concern, and social media platforms like Twitter need to take necessary steps to prevent such incidents. Such scams not only deceive people but also harm the reputation of legitimate cryptocurrencies and the industry as a whole.
In conclusion, the hacking of Brockman’s Twitter account to promote a crypto scam is a reminder of the need for individuals and companies to be vigilant about their online security. They should take measures such as using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and monitoring their accounts regularly. Similarly, social media platforms need to improve their security protocols and crack down on spam and fraudulent accounts to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
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