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ChatGPT’s evil twin WormGPT is secretly entering emails, raiding banks

By Brooke Steinberg
July 19, 2023

ChatGPT has an evil twin — and it wants to take your money.

WormGPT was created by a hacker and is designed for phishing attacks on a larger scale than ever before.

Cybersecurity firm SlashNext confirmed that the “sophisticated AI model” was developed purely with malevolent intent.

“This tool presents itself as a blackhat alternative to GPT models, designed specifically for malicious activities,” security researcher Daniel Kelley wrote on the website. “WormGPT was allegedly trained on a diverse array of data sources, particularly concentrating on malware-related data.”

The firm also said that this kind of software is just one example of the threat of artificial intelligence modules based on the GPT-J language model — and could cause harm even if used by a beginner.

They played around with WormGPT to see its potential dangers and how extreme they may be, asking it to create phishing emails.

“The results were unsettling,” the cyber expert confirmed. “WormGPT produced an email that was not only remarkably persuasive but also strategically cunning, showcasing its potential for sophisticated phishing and BEC attacks.

“In summary, it’s similar to ChatGPT but has no ethical boundaries or limitations,” Kelley chillingly added.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/07/19/chatgpts-evil-twin-wormgpt-is-secretly-entering-emails-raiding-banks/

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“In summary, it’s similar to ChatGPT but has no ethical boundaries or limitations,” Kelley chillingly added.
Well, of course not. It's the creators of this thing who have no ethical boundaries nor limitations. Does one avoid the harm by deleting the emails without opening them?
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