artificial intelligence hijacked to create malware

artificial intelligence hijacked to create malware

Cybercrime researchers have found that hackers use ChatGPT to create malware, ransomware, and spam.

The ChatGPT tool, developed by OpenAI and endowed with artificial intelligence, is also misused by hackers. Researchers at Check Point Research believe that the tool may help cybercriminals improve or create malware and ransomware code.

The research team published the results of their work on January 6, indicating that they had spotted numerous messages on dark web forums in which cybercriminals exchanged methods on the creation of malware with the help of ChatGPT. What worries researchers is above all the fact that ChatGPT helps newbies in cybercrime to understand the world of computer code.

“It is still too early to decide whether or not ChatGPT’s capabilities will become hackers’ new favorite tool,” the researchers say. “However, the cybercriminal community has already shown significant interest and is investing in this latest trend to generate malicious code.”

Easy Workarounds

Researchers have tried their own hand at developing malware produced by ChatGPT. Without writing a single line of code, they generated a phishing email. They were also able to create from scratch an Excel file trapped in an email, without any notion of computer code.

Although ChatGPT’s terms prohibit its use for illegal or malicious purposes, researchers had no trouble modifying their queries to circumvent these restrictions.

And ChatGPT is not ready to be stopped since, depending on the media Traffic lightsMicrosoft could invest 10 billion dollars in the tool to enter the capital of OpenAI.

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