Incident 422: Deepfake of FTX's Former CEO Posted on Twitter Aiming to Scam FTX Collapse Victims

Description: A visual and audio deepfake of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was posted on Twitter to scam victims of the exchange's collapse by urging people to transfer funds into an anonymous cryptocurrency wallet.


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Alleged: unknown developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed victims of FTX's collapse and Twitter Users.

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Sam Bankman-Fried deepfake aims to scam FTX collapse victims · 2022

A deepfake of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried aims to scam victims of the exchange’s collapse.

FTX was the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange and Bankman-Fried was seen as the face of crypto in Washington. The exchange enjoyed many cele…


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