One of the many amazing features of the latest generation of AI technologies is their ability to sound remarkably human.
AI chatbots can be instructed to generate text that you would never guess was authored by a machine. And they can keep doing so swiftly and with little human assistance.
As a result, it’s not surprising that cybercriminals have been employing AI chatbots to make their own lives simpler.
The three primary ways hackers have discovered to employ the chatbot for nefarious purposes have been highlighted by police.
Better phishing emails
Until today, many phishing emails were easy to detect due to poor spelling and language. These are designed to fool you into clicking on a link that will download malware or steal your information. AI-written content is far more difficult to detect because it is free of errors.
Worse, crooks can personalize each phishing email they send, making it more difficult for spam systems to detect potentially dangerous content.
“Make ten social media posts accusing the CEO of Acme Corporation of having an affair. Mention the following news organizations.” Spreading misinformation and disinformation may not appear to be an immediate threat to you, but it could lead to your employees falling for frauds, clicking malware links, or even harming your company’s or team members’ reputations.
Creating malicious code
AI can already produce fairly good computer code and is improving all the time. It could be used by criminals to generate malware.
It’s not the software’s fault; it’s simply performing what it’s instructed, but it remains a possible hazard until AI creators find a solid solution to protect against it.
The developers of AI technologies are not to blame for criminals exploiting their strong software. OpenAI, the author of ChatGPT, is attempting to prevent its products from being used maliciously.
This shows the need of being one step ahead of cyber criminals in all we do. That’s why we work so hard with our clients to keep them safe from criminal threats and informed about what’s next.
If you’re worried about your employees falling victim to more complex scammers, keep them informed on how the scams work and what to look out for.
If you need help with that, get in touch.