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This article was originally published to Security Boulevard on September 28, 2022
It was only a matter of time until threat actors turned to chatbots like ChatGPT to create phishing attacks. In fact, while it has only been a couple of months since the world was first captivated by the power of ChatGPT, the bad guys were already using chatbots for phishing.
Back in May 2022, Trustwave announced it discovered hackers were using chatbots the way most of us encounter chatbots–initiating a conversation in an interactive chat box, only on a phishing website. Later in the year, Check Point discovered that ChatGPT was able to write a phishing email with an attached document embedded with malicious code. As chatbots become more commonplace, expect threat actors to find new ways to create even more dangerous phishing email.
During a recent interview, Josh Shaul, CEO of Allure Security, answered some questions about what the future may hold when it comes to AI and phishing attacks, and what security teams can do about them. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the best way to outsmart chatbot-based phishing is with AI technology.
Read the full article “How Chatbots Will Change Phishing Attacks” on the Security Boulevard website