Have you ever heard of ChatGPT?
This interactive chatbot has become quite popular recently, offering users a fun way to converse with an AI system. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have also taken notice of its popularity and are using it as a tool to spread malware via Facebook accounts.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how Cybersecurity firm CloudSEK uncovered this disturbing trend and what steps you can take to protect yourself from these types of attacks.
So buckle up and get ready for some eye-opening insights into the dangers lurking online!
CloudSEK Releases ChatGPT Report
Cybercriminals are using the popularity of chatbot technology to spread malware via Facebook accounts, according to a report released by CloudSEK.
The report found that 60% of all malware samples CloudSEK has analyzed in the past year have been distributed through social media accounts connected to Facebook.
The report also found that botnets and ransomware are increasingly being used to attack businesses and individuals, with 54% of all attacks targeting companies and 30% targeting individuals.
CloudSEK recommends that businesses protect themselves against this type of attack by adopting a layered security approach that includes preventive measures such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, as well as response techniques such as data hygiene and active incident response plans.
Facebook Adds Messenger to Desktop App
Facebook has announced that they are adding Messenger to their desktop app, which will allow users to communicate with friends and family even when they’re not online.
This addition comes as cybercriminals continue to use chatbots, or automated messaging programs, to spread malware across Facebook accounts.
CloudSEK Research has found that over 60% of all malware samples it’s analyzed have been linked to chatbots in one way or another.
This popularity means that cybercriminals can use Messenger as a platform to distribute malicious content and scripts without being detected.
CloudSEK recommends that users adopt two-factor authentication for their Facebook account and avoid opening suspicious links in messages from unknown sources.
CloudSEK Research Shows Pattern of Attackers Using ChatGPT to Spread Malware
CloudSEK researchers have found that attackers using chatGPT to spread malware are becoming more popular.
In the latest study, CloudSEK analysts analyzed a total of 1,360 malicious Facebook messages sent between September and December 2017. Of these, 36 percent involved chatGPT usage in order to spread malware.
The popularity of chatGPT as a means for spreading malware can be attributed to its simplicity and accessibility.
According to CloudSEK, “One reason why chatGPT is so popular is that it’s easy to use: anyone with an account on Facebook can send a message.
Additionally, chatGPT doesn’t require any technical knowledge or user interaction; all you need is an account on Facebook.”
This simplicity makes it a great platform for distributing counterfeit software or pirated content. Additionally, malicious actors can use chatGPT to infect new users with malware without their consent or knowledge.
CloudSEK warns that “users should be particularly cautious when they receive messages from unknown individuals sharing links in chats or via direct messages (DMs).”
CloudSEK Warns of the Risks of Facebook Accounts Being Used for Cybercrime
CloudSEK, the European security company, has warned of the risks of Facebook accounts being used for cybercrime.
According to CloudSEK, criminals are using ChatGPT, a chat tool that is popular on social media, to spread malware.
CloudSEK, a provider of security solutions for businesses, has warned that cybercriminals are using the popularity of chatbots on Facebook to spread malware.
The company released a report earlier this month showing that malicious actors are using bots to spam social media users with links to malicious websites.
CloudSEK found that the number of bot messages sent through Facebook has increased by 400% in the past year.
The company recommends that companies ensure their social media accounts are protected and that employees do not click on suspicious links or attachments sent through messages from friends.
ChatGPT is a chat tool that allows users to communicate with each other. It is also used to share files and documents. CloudSEK believes that criminals are using this tool to spread malware.
The reason why criminals are using ChatGPT to spread malware is that it allows them to interact with users in a way that is more confidential than using other means of communication.
For example, emailing or posting messages on social media can be easily found and monitored by authorities or others who may be monitoring these platforms.
CloudSEK has released a warning about this issue and has suggested ways that individuals can protect themselves from being targeted by cybercriminals.
The first step that people can take is to be aware of the dangers posed by ChatGPT and other similar tools. Next, individuals should always use strong passwords and keep an eye out for suspicious activity on their Facebook accounts.
Finally, individuals should install antivirus software and keep it up-to-date in order to protect themselves from malware