Norton warning over TikTok Bitcoin scam using deepfake AI of Elon Musk and Mr Beast

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By Darren Parkin Cyber security specialist Norton is warning TikTok users of an elaborate scam involving AI deepfake parodies of wealthy celebrities like Elon Musk and Mr Beast. Researchers at the internet safety organisation uncovered a new scam on the platform that preys on users’ hopes to earn quick money, but sign-up pages divert to harmful sites. The scam involves videos of the celebrities promoting a cryptocurrency opportunity with a giveaway of £8,000 in Bitcoin in exchange for a simple registration. The promised amount can be seen in a user’s account, but in order to withdraw the money…

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