The crypto community on Twitter has been inundated with warnings from users, after the Twitter account of Mita Murati, the CTO of artificial intelligence company OpenAI, was apparently hacked, promoting a cryptocurrency airdrop.
On June 2, Murati’s account tweeted what appears to be a phishing link promising an airdrop of an alleged ERC-20 OPENAI token, the name of the company that created ChatGPT.
Murati has 126,200 followers on Twitter and one verified account on the platform. The post has been viewed 79,600 times and has been retweeted 83 times as of this writing.
The tweeter has also restricted who can reply to the tweet so others can’t easily spot the link as a scam.
Some Twitter users theorize that Murati was the victim of a SIM swapping attack.
We don’t know what’s going on yet (SIM attack?)
But NO WAY this is really Mira. This is a scam. https://t.co/zlp4SsR41l
—Mark Jeffrey (@markjeffrey) June 2, 2023
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