Beware of ChatGPT and Midjourney imposters


To all those who are eagerly searching for ChatGPT login and Midjourney web pages, here’s an alert that needs your immediate attention. A threat actor named BatLoader has started a campaign of hosting fake ChatGPT and Midjourney webpages on Google ads.

So, next time when you search for the said web portals, be sure of what you’re clicking on and do not input your login credentials blindly! Security researchers from the eSentire Threat Response Unit discovered the campaign and confirmed that Batloader was distributing malware into devices with Redline Stealer.

Thus, as cyber criminals are impersonating renowned applications to spread malware, this threat seems to be serious.

NOTE 1: ChatGPT is an AI application developed by OpenAI, now owned by Microsoft. It is a chat-based conversational chatbot that can answer anything and everything… pun intended!

NOTE 2: Midjourney is, again, an AI program that has the potential to generate images from natural language descriptions called Prompts. It is like sketching out a person’s image by visually analyzing the words of another person. Google, as usual, is all set to release a competitor that can also create images based on descriptions. The project is already in its final stage and will be available as a beta version from September this year. The best part of this algorithm is that it receives a refreshment every 3-4 months, with the first release in February 2022 and the last version, V5.1, on May 5th, 2023. Currently, the service is accessible only through Discord Servers and is used to create prototypes at a fast pace. Stirring up controversy in March 2023, the company openly disclosed that it has blocked the generation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and North Korean Kim Jong Un, as they were being used to create memes and satirical posts.

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

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