At a glance.
- Malicious ads in a chatbot.
- A vulnerability gets some clarification.
- Cl0p switches from Tor to torrents.
- Influence operations as an adjunct to weapons of mass destruction.
Malicious ads in a chatbot.
Researchers at Malwarebytes warn that Microsoft’s AI chatbot Bing Chat can be abused to serve malicious ads. When the tool is used to search for a service, it may offer sponsored results similar to those seen at the top of a regular search engine query. In this case, Malwarebytes says “the malicious actor hacked into the ad account of a legitimate Australian business and created two malicious ads, one targeting network admins (Advanced IP Scanner) and another lawyers (MyCase law manager).” The links led to spoofed websites designed to trick users into downloading malware. For more on the malvertising, see CyberWire Pro.