Hackers using AI tools

by | Mar 18, 2024

Caught in the act

On Thursday Reuters reported that State-backed hackers from Russia, China, and Iran have been using tools from Microsoft-backed OpenAI to hone their skills and trick their targets.

Microsoft successfully identified and thwarted these malicious activities, highlighting the growing sophistication of cyberattacks worldwide.

These threats pose significant risks to organisations, ranging from data breaches and financial losses to reputational damage and operational disruptions.

What makes this so dangerous

By incorporating AI capabilities, nefarious parties can

  • deploy highly advanced and adaptable techniques to counter detection and response.
  • automate various stages of the attack process, to rapidly scale attacks.
  • analyse vast amounts of data to craft personalised and targeted attacks.
  • accelerates the speed and scale of cyberattacks with minimal effort.

By investing in robust security measures, organisations can effectively mitigate the risks posed by cyber adversaries and safeguard their critical assets and sensitive information from exploitation.

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But who’s watching the watchers?

As the line blurs between surveillance and protection, it’s crucial to consider who’s ultimately accountable and how these practices may impact user trust.

Transparency and clear guidelines are essential as we navigate the delicate balance between safeguarding against cyber threats and respecting individual privacy rights.

What we should also be asking is: Who’s watching the watchers?

If your concern is Microsoft spying on users of Its AI Tools, see more HERE


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