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Hackers are Already Using ChatGPT in the Wildby@chrisray
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Hackers are Already Using ChatGPT in the Wild

by Chris RayJanuary 10th, 2023
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OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an NLP system that can be used to create conversation bots, automated customer service assistants, or even chatbots for personal use. Check Point Research recently conducted an analysis of underground hacking communities and found that many of them are actively using AI-based tools for malicious purposes. The most common type of attack is phishing, which involves sending out fake emails containing links or attachments with malicious code.
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OpenAI recently released its ChatGPT natural language processing (NLP) system, a tool that has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with computers. However, Check Point’s recent analysis of underground hacking communities revealed that cybercriminals are already utilizing AI-based tools for malicious purposes. In this blog post, we will dive into the implications of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and explore what it means for the future of cyber security.



An in-Depth Look at OpenAI’s ChatGPT

OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an NLP system that utilizes a large dataset to generate natural language responses to queries. It can be used to create conversation bots, automated customer service assistants, or even chatbots for personal use. OpenAI has put significant effort into making sure the system is easy to use and requires minimal setup or configuration. It also offers a wide range of features such as generating natural language responses based on context and detecting sentiment in conversations. While these features have potential applications in customer service and marketing, they could also be used by cybercriminals to automate phishing attacks or target vulnerable users with malicious intent.

Hacker AI use is basic now, but for how much longer?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is exponentially growing in its applications and capabilities, but as with any technology, it can be used for both good and bad. Recently, many individuals have been taking advantage of AI’s capabilities to create malicious tools which can be deployed against unsuspecting victims. While the current tools are basic in nature, it is expected that more advanced and sophisticated threat actors will soon start utilizing more powerful AI-based tools for malicious purposes. As a result, companies, organizations, and governments must continually invest resources into protecting their systems from these emerging threats using sophisticated security measures such as predictive analytics and malware detection.

Check Point’s Research

Check Point Research recently conducted an analysis of underground hacking communities and found that many of them are actively using AI-based tools for malicious purposes. The most common type of attack is phishing, which involves sending out fake emails containing links or attachments with malicious code hidden inside them. Cybercriminals are now using AI-based tools like ChatGPT to automatically generate convincing emails that appear legitimate but actually contain malicious code. This makes it much more difficult for users to detect these types of attacks before they fall victim to them.

Cybercriminals Utilizing AI-Based Tools for Malicious Purposes

The trend toward using AI-based tools for malicious purposes is only increasing as cybercriminals become more adept at utilizing these tools. They are exploiting weaknesses in existing systems such as authentication protocols and email services by leveraging sophisticated machine-learning algorithms designed to evade detection by traditional security solutions. It is becoming increasingly important for organizations and individuals alike to stay vigilant when it comes to their online security in order to protect themselves against potential threats posed by these advanced technologies.


The rise of AI-driven technologies presents both opportunities and risks when it comes to our online security. On one hand, OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an incredibly powerful tool that could revolutionize how we interact with computers; however, on the other hand, Check Point’s analysis reveals that cybercriminals are already leveraging these technologies for malicious purposes such as phishing attacks and targeting vulnerable users with malware or ransomware. Organizations need to take proactive steps towards mitigating these threats by deploying advanced security solutions capable of detecting sophisticated machine learning algorithms employed by hackers today. Additionally, individuals should remain vigilant when engaging in online activities in order to ensure their own safety from potential threats posed by hackers using AI-driven technologies for nefarious reasons.