• OpenAI CTO Mira Murati’s Twitter account was hacked, promoting a phishing link for an airdrop of a token called OPENAI.
• Crypto twitter warned not to click on the link as it was considered a scam.
• It is suspected that Murati was the victim of a SIM-swapping attack.
OpenAI CTO’s Twitter Account Hacked
OpenAI chief technology officer Mira Murati’s Twitter account was hacked on June 2nd, with the hacker posting what appeared to be a phishing link which promised an airdrop of an ERC-20 token named OPENAI. The post was retweeted 83 times before it was deleted and viewed 79,600 times in total.
Crypto Community Warned Not To Click On Link
The crypto community warned others not to click on the link as it was considered to be part of a scam. As the author had restricted who could reply to the tweet, this made it difficult for people to easily warn others about its fraudulent nature.
Suspected SIM Swapping Attack
It is suspected that Murati fell victim to a SIM-swapping attack as her Twitter account had been compromised in such way. The website shared in the tweet looked very similar to ChainGPT with some slight tweaks – mainly its prompt for users to connect their crypto wallet. Upon further inspection by security researchers from blockchain security firm Beosin, they found that the website used an available crypto wallet draining kit which lures visitors into signing requests – allowing attackers to transfer ERC-20 tokens out of victims’ wallets once signed.
OpenAI & Mira Murati Contacted For Comment
Cointelegraph contacted both OpenAI and Mira Murati for comment on how her Twitter account got breached but did not receive an immediate response at time of writing this article.
In conclusion, Crypto twitter warned users not to click on any links posted by OpenAI CTO Mira Murati after her Twitter account got hacked and promoted what seemed like phishing links offering free cryptocurrency tokens as part of an alleged scam project called OPENAI.. It is believed that she fell victim to a SIM swapping attack although no official confirmation has been made yet by either OpenAi or herself regarding this incident.