At a glance.
- WormGPT, an AI threat.
- TeamTNT seems to be back.
- Chinese intelligence actively pursues British MPs.
- Gamaredon's fast optempo.
- FSB bans Apple devices.
- Internet Research Agency may return.
- Anonymous Sudan claims "demonstration" attack against PayPal.
- Typo leak to Mali.
WormGPT, an "ethics-free" text generator.
Researchers at SlashNext describe a generative AI cybercrime tool called “WormGPT,” which is being advertised on underground forums as “a blackhat alternative to GPT models, designed specifically for malicious activities.” The tool can generate output that legitimate AI models try to prevent, such as malware code or phishing templates.
SlashNext asked WormGPT to write an email “intended to pressure an unsuspecting account manager into paying a fraudulent invoice.” The researchers state, “The results were unsettling. 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. This experiment underscores the significant threat posed by generative AI technologies like WormGPT, even in the hands of novice cybercriminals.” For more on WormGPT, see CyberWire Pro.