The ChatGPT app is fast becoming one of the most popular applications on the market today. In order to scam internet users with OpenAI’s artificial intelligence chatbot, hackers have weaponized the popularity of the machine learning chatbot in order to take advantage of its popularity. Recent reports suggest that scammers are using ChatGPT to spread malware to their victims, according to some recent reports. Several cyber-security researchers have already found hundreds of recently registered domains that use the term “ChatGPT” in the name of the website.
Having discovered the fake ChatGPT websites, cybersecurity researcher Dominic Alvieri has been sharing his findings on social media as part of his research. In his search for websites that spread malware and steal private information from their victims, he came across some that attempted to do this.
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He says that one of these websites “chat-gpt-pc.online” has a downloadable application that is designed to run on local Windows systems. There is a problem with this application because it injects users with the information-stealing malware RedLine. In its most basic form, this type of malware steals information stored in applications that users use, such as their web browsers. The malware can, for instance, get the user’s passwords or credit card information from Google Chrome. It can then send them back to the hacker as soon as the user allows Chrome to store the information.
It was also found that fake ChatGPT apps were once again being brought into the Google Play Store, in addition to targeting Windows users. In addition to the downloading of these apps, they also deploy similar phishing campaigns in order to steal the details of their users.
Moreover, Cyble, one of the leading cybersecurity firms, found more than 50 fake ChatGPT apps. There is also a surprising way in which hackers are attempting to steal from their victims outlined in the Cyble report.
It is important to note, however, that those interested in using ChatGPT without becoming scammed should refer directly to the OpenAI website at the URL https://chat.openai.com or to its newly acquired domain, AI.com, if they wish to use the software.