Malware masquerading as ChatGPT is spreading through browser extensions, ads, and social networks with the goal of stealing Facebook user data and serving unauthorized ads.
Generative AI and programs based on this technology, such as ChatGPT, are increasingly useful tools in our daily lives. In the end, over the years, they will be essential for everyday life.
While artificial intelligence is being used for purposes of improving productivity and certain areas of learning. On the other hand, there are people who are misusing this technology, with the sole purpose of creating chaos in companies and thus obtain an economic benefit.
We have shared information about the dark side of ChatGPT, where scams, malware and of course deepfakes abound. In fact, there are several hackers who have transferred the benefits of AI to the Dark Web.
It was a matter of time before the AI was used for other purposes for which it was originated. It has been confirmed that ChatGPT is being used to create malicious code as well as spread malware via a new method: Facebook.
Malware masquerading as ChatGPT steals data from your Facebook account
Through a statement, Meta released its latest threat research and technical analysis on persistent malware campaigns.
The report notes that they detected ten malware programs, among which were DuckTail y NodeStealerwhich impersonate ChatGPT and other generative AI tools.
Malicious programs are targeted at users through browser extensions, advertisements, and various social media platforms, where Facebook is the main focus for committing these acts.
The goal is to post unauthorized advertisements for compromised business accounts on the Internet. Duc H. Nguyen and Ryan Victory, security engineers at Meta, had this to say:
“In one case, we have seen threat actors create malicious browser extensions available from official web stores that claim to offer ChatGPT-based tools.”
Virus web extensions are promoted on social media and through sponsored search results to trick people into downloading malicious software onto their computers.
Meta has reported that they were able to detect these practices in time, which were interrupted on Facebook. This includes all the malware families that were not previously reported, and so far users can be sure that their accounts are protected against this method.
Cybercriminals take advantage of the latest AI trends and popular services to proliferate Trojans, malware, and all kinds of malicious code. Now, ChatGPT is the decoy to be able to steal information from users.