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Hackers are using ChatGPT to write malware

09
Jan
2023
Hackers are using ChatGPT to write malware

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ChatGPT continues filling the headlines – but this time for all the wrong reasons, experts have warned.

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point Research (CPR) have observed the tool being used by cybercriminals to improve – and sometimes build from scratch – dangerous malware(opens in new tab) and ransomware.

The team released the results of their research, saying they’ve spotted numerous posts on underground hacking forums in which cybercriminals discuss creating infostealers, encryption tools, and other malware – with the help of ChatGPT. To make matters even worse, some of the authors seem to be complete newbies to the world of programming, signaling that the tool might be used to dramatically lower the barrier to entry into cybercrime.

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