When ChatGPT and similar chatbots first became widely available, the concern in the cybersecurity world was how AI technology could be used to launch cyberattacks. In fact, it didn’t take very long until threat actors figured out how to bypass the safety checks to use ChatGPT to write malicious code.
It now seems that the tables have turned. Instead of attackers using ChatGPT to cause cyber incidents, they have now turned on the technology itself. OpenAI, which developed the chatbot, confirmed a data breach in the system that was caused by a vulnerability in the code’s open-source library, according to Security Week. The breach took the service offline until it was fixed.