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The Twitter of an OpenAI Exec has been taken over by shilling codes bad actors

It appears that the account of Mira Moratti, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, has been hacked It is used for nefarious purposes.

On June 1st, Mira Moratti’s Twitter feed surfaced what appeared to be a new digital currency token from an artificial intelligence (AI) company.

The since-deleted tweet, OPENAI, posted “groundbreaking code driven by AI-based language models.”

Keep directing people to a scam website to “see if you qualify for an airdrop directly to your ETH address”.

The site was not available at the time of writing so it may have been taken down.

OpenAI CTO Twitter account to promote the crypto token. source: Twitter / @miramurati

Anything related to artificial intelligence is hot right now. Therefore, it is not surprising that scammers cling to it. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook remain hotbeds for scams and spam.

Phishing attacks have skyrocketed in recent years, and social media platforms do very little to prevent them. Facebook even accepts payments from scammers who want to advertise there.

Experts have warned that AI platforms such as ChatGPT are being used to write more complex phishing emails.

According to the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), AI investment scams are on the rise.

“DFPI has recently noted an increase in investment scams that claim to use artificial intelligence to make money for investors.”

Moreover, this type of investment scam claims that its AI can trade cryptocurrencies on behalf of investors and generate profits that are too good to be true.

Bad actors can also use AI to create non-existent people or clone voices for phone scams.

Senior Director of Cybersecurity at Aspen Digital, Jeff Green, He said that artificial intelligence, phishing, and other types of attack emails “will start to lead to much better grammar, tailored to the interests of the individual.”

If you want to learn more about ChatGPT and how to best use it, read our guide here!

Cryptocurrency phishing on the rise

There have been many incidents of phishing attacks involving cryptocurrencies this year. In January, scammers took over Robinhood’s social media profiles promoting fake tokens.

In addition, the creator of the Moonbirds NFT pool saw his wallet compromised via phishing attacks.

In March, hackers sent phishing emails to users of The Sandbox metaverse after hacking into an employee’s computer.

MetaMask users have also received dodgy emails asking for KYC details after email servers were hacked.

The phishing wave will only become more sophisticated if scammers can weaponize AI platforms like ChatGPT.

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