ChatGPT has been one of the most important AI tools that have come up online. There has been many speculations due to its usage, yet still it is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Seeing this scammers also turned this into an advantage, right now ChatGPT scamming is spreading highly.
ChatGPT scams are spreading
Meta has warned everyone about dangers related to ChatGPT scamming. As the buzz around ChatGPT and other generative AI increases, so has scammers’ interest in the tech. In a new report published by Meta, the company says it’s seen a sharp uptick in malware disguised as ChatGPT and similar AI software.
In a statement, the company said that since March of 2023 alone, its researchers have discovered “ten malware families using ChatGPT and other similar themes to compromise accounts across the internet” and that it’s blocked more than 1,000 malicious links from its platform. According to Meta, the scams often involve mobile apps or browser extensions posing as ChatGPT tools. And while in some cases the tools do offer some ChatGPT functionality, their real purpose is to steal their users’ account credentials.
Seeing all the dangers going around ChatGPT, Microsoft also decided to sell a private ChatGPT alternative that eliminates the risk of security and personal data problems related to chatbox usage.