ChatGPT, the chatbot you can't ignore, clearly interests a lot of people. While some students and academics are increasingly inclined to use this AI software for their work, the tool is also in demand by cybercriminals.
A word of explanation.
Researchers at Kaspersky, a company specialising in information systems security, recently discovered that a fake 'ChatGPT' application is currently circulating on social networks. Indeed, hackers have created fake groups under the name of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, and flooded the networks with ads to attract as many people as possible and get them to respond. In those groups, cybercriminals spread a large number of messages with a link to a fake application.
Clicking on this link takes interested parties to a page that perfectly mimics OpenAI's site. When they go over its content, they are invited to download an installation file. Beware, here lies the trap! The file in question actually contains a Trojan horse that discreetly invades the victim's computer to collect all the cookies stored on the hard disk. After all, those small files contain a mass of valuable information for criminals!
But that's not all: the malware installed on the unfortunate user's computer will also find out the logins and passwords of his Facebook, TikTok and Google accounts. The hackers can also easily access their victim's professional accounts and then, thanks to the information they have gathered, access his employer's servers and get a lot of data. They can then trade these on the dark web by getting paid with cryptocurrencies. So our advice is clear: be extra careful on your social networks, because one ChatGPT can hide another!
Source: Federal Police