OpenAI CTO’s Twitter hacked, shilling ‘scam’ crypto airdrop

CoinTelegraph reported:

Crypto Twitter has been flooded with warnings from users, after the Twitter account of Mita Murati, the chief technology officer of artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, was seemingly hacked —  promoting a “scam” cryptocurrency airdrop.

On June 2, Murati’s account tweeted what appeared to be a phishing link promising an airdrop of a purported ERC-20 token OPENAI named after the firm that created ChatGPT. 

Murati has 126,200 followers on Twitter and has a verified account on the platform. The post was live for about an hour and viewed 79,600 times and retweeted 83 times before it was deleted.

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Murati’s tweet promotes the airdrop of an ERC-20 token and links to what appears to be a phishing website. Source: Twitter

The tweet’s author had restricted who could reply to the tweet so others were unable to easily warn the link was a scam.

Some Twitter users theorize that Murati was a victim of a SIM-swapping attack.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.

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