Technology OpenAI manager appears to have hacked Twitter account to...

OpenAI manager appears to have hacked Twitter account to promote cryptocurrency scam


- Advertisment -

Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12 to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn more

OpenAI’s chief technology officer appeared to have hacked into her Twitter account on Thursday night to promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme.

Mira Murati, who spent more than five years at OpenAI building advanced AI software, lost control of her Twitter account around 6:03 p.m. Pacific time, according to timestamps on the tweets. Her account began promoting a new cryptocurrency called “$OPENAI” that was supposedly “powered by artificial intelligence-based language models.”

The unauthorized tweets encouraged Murati’s followers to send money to an Ethereum digital wallet address to receive free “airdropped” coins as part of a new initial coin offering. The tweets were then quickly deleted, only to reappear minutes later with slightly altered wording. The tweets were live on Murati’s account for over 45 minutes. Murati’s account has since been updated to its original state and the tweets have been deleted.

The incident highlights the risks of high-profile Twitter accounts being targeted by scammers seeking to use their credibility and broad following to smuggle people’s money under false pretenses.


Transform 2023

Join us on July 11-12 in San Francisco, where top executives will talk about how they integrated and optimized AI investments for success and how they avoided common pitfalls.

register now

The apparent hacking of Murati’s account comes just four months after Twitter announced changes two-factor authentication policy that eliminated text messages as an account security option unless users pay for the Twitter Blue premium subscription service. Security experts have warned that the changes could make high-profile accounts more vulnerable to takeovers.

Murati’s Twitter account does show a blue check mark on her profile, indicating that she subscribes to Twitter Blue and would have retained access to SMS two-factor authentication. VentureBeat has reached out to OpenAI for comment and will update this story if and when we hear back.

VentureBeat’s mission is to become a digital city plaza where tech decision makers can learn about transformative business technology and execute transactions. Discover our Briefings.

Shreya Christina
Shreya has been with for 3 years, writing copy for client websites, blog posts, EDMs and other mediums to engage readers and encourage action. By collaborating with clients, our SEO manager and the wider team, Shreya seeks to understand an audience before creating memorable, persuasive copy.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Vulkan Vegas 50 free spins 50 spinów na Book of Dead!

Wystarczy zarejestrować się przez nasz link, aby odebrać ekskluzywny bonus powitalny, czyli 50 darmowych obrotów. Później pozostaje już je...

Vulkan Vegas bonus za rejestrację Odbierz darmowy bonus

Druga część bonusu to 25 darmowych spinów, które można wykorzystać w automacie Book of Dead. Oprócz bonusu powitalnego, Vulkan...

Odkryj Emocje Związane z Grami Online

Wszystkie Twoje wygrane są utrzymywane w tajemnicy i nikt inny nie zna Twojego adresu IP ani kwoty, którą wygrałeś...

Sprawdź Najlepsze Kasyno Online w Polsce

Przy pierwszym uruchomieniu strony użytkownik otrzymuje informacje o niezwykle przystępnej ofercie bonusowej. Do tego dochodzi ogromna, bardzo dynamicznie rozwijająca...
- Advertisement -

Mostbet dən pis bukmeker kontorunun əlamətləri Təhsil Portalı

Contentin Virtual İdman mərcləriMostBet bukmeyker şirkəti ölkəmzidə niyə bloklanmır?"Əş-Şəbab"ın liderlərindən biri Somalidə hücum nəticəsində yaralanıbMostBet-də oyunçular üçün təqdim olunan...

PinUp təyyarə oyunu Pin Up aviator

ContentAviator game OYUNUN MÜSLÜMANLARI VƏ ƏSAS YÜKLƏRİYeni Kullanıcılar İçin Ödüller MostbetIlk bahis’i necə elemek olarMostbet identifikasiyasıMobil proqramda necə qeydiyyatdan...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you