A UK-based cyber security firm, Darktrace, has issued a warning over the potential security risks associated with ChatGPT, an AI language model developed by OpenAI. The warning comes amid growing concerns over the potential misuse of AI technology for malicious purposes.
ChatGPT is a language model that has been trained on a vast corpus of text data and is capable of generating human-like responses to natural language queries. The model has gained popularity in recent years as a tool for conversational AI applications, such as chatbots and virtual assistants.
However, Darktrace has warned that ChatGPT could also be used for malicious purposes, such as social engineering attacks and phishing scams. The company said that the model’s ability to generate convincing responses could be exploited by cybercriminals to trick users into divulging sensitive information or carrying out malicious actions.
In a statement, Darktrace said that ChatGPT’s “sophisticated natural language processing abilities” could make it a “powerful tool” for cybercriminals looking to carry out attacks that rely on social engineering tactics.
“ChatGPT has the potential to create a new generation of phishing attacks that could be much more convincing and difficult to detect than traditional phishing emails,” the statement said. “The model’s ability to generate human-like responses means that it could be used to trick users into clicking on malicious links or divulging sensitive information.”
The warning from Darktrace comes amid growing concerns over the potential misuse of AI technology for malicious purposes. AI-powered deepfakes, which use machine learning algorithms to create realistic fake images and videos, have already been used for cyber attacks, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation.
The development of AI language models like ChatGPT has only heightened these concerns, as they provide a new tool for cybercriminals to carry out sophisticated social engineering attacks. However, experts say that there are also opportunities to use AI technology for good