Britain Cybersecurity firm issues warning against Microsoft ChatGPT


ChatGPT, the sensational conversational app of Microsoft, has been identified as a threat to national security due to its increased sophistication in phishing scams. The Silicon Valley sophisticated sensation developed by OpenAI has become a part of every tech discussion on LinkedIn and Redditt these days. People believe that it assists threat actors in launching cyber-attacks.

Security firm Darktrace has found that ChatGPT has the potential to assist cyber criminals in launching phishing emails, enabling adversaries to track down more targets and personalize the attacks to such a level that they yield sure shot results.

Therefore, is the newly developed technology a bane to us? Well, it depends on the mind that is using it. ChatGPT is a beautifully carved conversational bot that has tons of information loaded onto it and is capable of answering anything and everything.

However, if the human mind desires to used to launch sophistication driven cyber-attacks, then what is wrong with the software then?

For instance, a group of scientists belonging to the department of Virology were researching about an influenza virus in a Chinese lab of Wuhan. The virus somehow leaked from the research facility and it spread into a pandemic called COVID 19, claiming millions of lives worldwide.

Here the issue is not with the development of virus, as in practical it was done to create a medicine against it. But some human mind, whether wontedly or innocently, leaked it to the world and today we have come to a stage where we are discussing our lives before lockdown and after lock down.

So, Darktrace has issued a statement that ChatGPT can be used as a catalyst to launch phishing scams. But at the same time, it has the potential to simplify our lives to a great extent……isn’t it?

NOTE- From March last week, Apple Inc will be introducing to its users a new app called WatchGPT, that brings in all the power of the conversational AI app to the wrist. It will be available in the Apple App Store from 21st of this month and will eliminate the need for users to open the browser, type the URL and then take advantage of the service.


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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