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How AI-Powered Chatbots are Helping Cybercriminals Craft Convincing Scams

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular among cybercriminals as they seek to create more convincing phishing scams. The rise of AI-powered language models like ChatGPT has made it easier for criminals to produce highly realistic text that can deceive potential victims.

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) has warned about the criminal use of Large Language Models, noting that they can be used to impersonate the speech patterns of specific individuals or groups.

Cybersecurity experts in the UK have observed a significant uptick in phishing emails written using chatbots, which they say are now able to craft perfectly written messages that can easily fool the majority of the public.

As the use of chatbots in phishing scams continues to grow, it is more important than ever for individuals and organizations to remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves from these sophisticated attacks.

AI-generated YouTube videos

Hackers are exploiting the power of AI to spread malware and steal confidential information by creating AI-generated videos on YouTube. Unlike earlier videos that relied on screen recordings or audio walkthroughs, these new videos are created using advanced AI technology.

By featuring a human face on the screen, the videos create a sense of familiarity and trustworthiness that makes it easier for hackers to deceive their victims. These hackers use AI tools to showcase humans who promote the ‘malware’ disguised as a tutorial.

This tactic preys on the psychology of viewers and makes them more susceptible to falling for these malicious schemes. As cybercriminals continue to use AI technology to refine their methods, it is crucial for individuals and organizations to take proactive measures to protect their sensitive data and devices.

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