WormGPT, WolfGPT and FraudGPT - how to spot scams created by ChatGPT’s ‘evil cousins’


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4 Jun 2021
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Anyone reasonably savvy will be able to spot a scam either immediately or in a few seconds of thinking about it. However, these AI generated messages turn the sophistication up a level, so it's always best to be on your guard and not be overconfident in your ability to spot it, no matter how savvy you are.

Artificial intelligence run ChatGPT has fascinated the world since it was unveiled last year - but cybercriminals have now unleashed "evil cousins" of the bot aimed at defrauding users.

Bots such as ChatGPT are ‘trained’ on huge amounts of internet data to allow them to interact in a ‘human-like’ fashion - but have strict ‘guard rails’ to prevent them telling people how to make a bomb, or write a phishing email.

In stark contrast, WormGPT, WolfGPT and FraudGPT were created by cybercriminals purely to cause crime - and can create realistic phishing emails (among other things) without the telltale errors and poor English typical of such attacks.

Marketed on dark web forums with an advert promising ‘EASY MONEY!’ WormGPT was the first, but was rapidly followed by other tools built for crime - mostly offered for a fee or subscription on hacker sites.

All can produce phishing emails, fake websites and other attacks which are highly convincing - so how can you avoid being scammed?

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