OpenAI CTO's Twitter Hacked: Fraudulent 'OPENAI' Token Promoted

In an unexpected twist, Mira Murati, the Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, fell victim to a hijacking incident that has sent shockwaves across Twitter, potentially affecting a substantial number of users.

On June 2, Crypto Twitter was inundated with cautionary messages as the account belonging to Mira Murati, OpenAI's esteemed Chief Technology Officer, appeared to have been compromised.

The incident took a disconcerting turn as the compromised account was exploited to promote a cryptocurrency airdrop widely regarded as a "scam."

Amidst the unfolding events on June 2, Mira Murati's Twitter account sent out a tweet that raised suspicion—a seemingly deceptive link tempting users with the promise of an airdrop for a token called OPENAI, cleverly named after the very organization responsible for the creation of ChatGPT.

With a notable presence on Twitter, Mira Murati boasts an impressive following of 126,200 individuals, all engaging with her verified account.

The concerning post, which remained active for approximately an hour, managed to capture the attention of 79,600 viewers and garnered 83 retweets before its eventual deletion.

Murati's tweet promoted the airdrop of an ERC-20 token. Source: Twitter 

As indicated by security expert Scam Sniffer, the orchestrated attack was traced back to Pink Drainer, a form of "malware-as-a-service" that enables swift deployment of nefarious websites.

Disturbingly, these illicit services are said to levy a fee of up to 30% on any pilfered assets as compensation for their malevolent software.

In the past few days, Pink Drainer has emerged as an extraordinarily active threat, wreaking havoc by plundering an astounding sum of over $1,800,000 from a staggering number of over 500 victims since May 30.

This unsettling spree of exploitation has left numerous individuals reeling from the financial repercussions inflicted by this insidious entity.

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