Jan 8 / Admin

New Scam Alert: ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence: An Upcoming Cybersecurity Threat?

Dark Reading reported: 

In November 2022, OpenAI, an AI research and development company, introduced ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) based on a variation of its InstructGPT model, which is trained on a massive pool of data to answer queries. It interacts in a conversational way once given a detailed prompt, admits mistakes, and even rejects inappropriate requests.

With BEC, attackers use a template to generate a deceptive email that tricks a recipient into providing the attacker with the information or asset they want.

Security tools are often employed to detect BEC attacks, but with the help of ChatGPT, attackers could potentially have unique content for each email generated for them with the help of AI, making these attacks harder to detect.

Similarly, writing phishing emails may become easier, without any of the typos or unique formats that today are often critical to differentiate these attacks from legitimate emails. The scary part is it’s possible can add as many variations to the prompt, such as "making the email look urgent," "email with a high likelihood of recipients clicking on the link," "social engineering email requestion wire transfer," and so on.

Find out more with the original article here.

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