Artificial Intelligence driven ChatGPT being used by Cyber Criminals

For the past few days, say two weeks, an Artificial Intelligence based writing tool ChatGPT is trending excellently on Google headlines. Reason, the tool that gives human like answers to any question, is being used by cyber criminals to write malicious codes that can steal information or encrypt data to the core.

Check Point Researchers have discovered a hacking forum on a recent note where cyber crooks were found developing data stealing and encrypting tools using the chat bot.

Security researchers from Check Point warn that the practice can pave the way to a fast growing and innovative malicious activity in near time and can bring in a culture where humans will find it extremely difficult to deal with digital attacks launched by Ai technology.

Sergey Shykevich, the Manager of Check Point Threat Intelligence group, has concluded that ChatGPT is becoming an attractive took for hackers as tools such as OpenAI speed up infiltrating targeted corporate networks.

NOTE 1– ChatGPT full form is chat based Generative Pre-Trained Transformer launched by OpenAI in November 2022. It is a large language model that comprises highly precise and supervised learning techniques and is trained to give detailed responses on many articulated topics and knowledge domains. However, since every technology has a con, ChatGPT is speculated to be filled with significant drawbacks & limitations. As the $29 billion worth of technology suffers from algorithmic bias arising from the training data.

NOTE 2– Elon Musk, the Tesla chief who is now heading Twitter, issued a prediction last week that this AI driven chat bot can end homework menace for students as it can write long paras of essays within no time.

NOTE 3- To eliminate the fear of teachers of students taking help of Artificial Intelligence to create essays, a Princeton student named Edward Tian developed an application that helps identify texts generated by AI technology and dubbed it as GPTZero. The applications look promising. However, its first day of beta testing crashed because of unexpected enormous volumes of web traffic. News is out that the New York School district is urging ISPs and mobile telecom operators to block ChatGPT websites to that students cannot access the service on their school device or networks.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

No posts to display