Criminals are exploiting AI to create more convincing scams • Blisstech Solutions

One of the many cool things about the new wave of Artificial Intelligence tools is their ability to sound convincingly human.

AI chatbots can be prompted to generate text that you’d never know was written by a robot. And they can keep producing it – quickly, and with minimal human intervention.

So it’s no surprise that cybercriminals have been using AI chatbots to try to make their own lives easier.

Police have identified the three main ways crooks have been found to use the chatbot for malicious reasons.

1. Better phishing emails

Until now, terrible spelling and grammar have made it easy to spot many phishing emails. These are intended to trick you into clicking a link to download malware or steal information. AI-written text is way harder to spot, simply because it isn’t riddled with mistakes.

Worse, criminals can make every phishing email they send unique, making it harder for spam filters to spot potentially dangerous content.

2. Spreading misinformation

“Write me ten social media posts that accuse the CEO of the Acme Corporation of having an affair. Mention the following news outlets”.  Spreading misinformation and disinformation may not seem like an immediate threat to you, but it could lead to your employees falling for scams, clicking malware links, or even damage the reputation of your business or members of your team.

3. Creating malicious code

AI can already write pretty good computer code and is getting better all the time. Criminals could use it to create malware.

It’s not the software’s fault – it’s just doing what it’s told – but until there’s a reliable way for the AI creators to safeguard against this, it remains a potential threat.

The creators of AI tools are not the ones responsible for criminals taking advantage of their powerful software. ChatGPT creator OpenAI, for example, is working to prevent its tools from being used maliciously.

This shows the need to stay one step ahead of the cybercrooks in everything we do. That’s why we work so hard with our clients to keep them protected from criminal threats and informed about what’s coming next.

If you’re concerned about your people falling for increasingly sophisticated scams, be sure to keep them updated about how the scams work and what to look out for.

If you need help with that, get in touch.

More Content

Cloud server hacks video thumbnail

Make sure your cloud server is protected from this

Using a cloud server to drive your business’s technology is a smart idea. The benefits are huge. You can use as little or as much storage as you need, without having to worry about limitations or huge bills. Perfect for growing businesses. Your team can access any...
Cyber security training once a year isn’t working

Cyber security training once a year isn’t working

You’re wasting your time on annual cyber security training. Why? Because it’s simply not cutting it anymore. Discover a better plan here.

How to scan a QR code with your phone

As more venues open up for face to face meetings, some are introducing their own track and trace systems using a QR code that you need to scan with your mobile phone. But how? This video explains how to scan a QR code with your phone so you are not trying to figure it...
KEMP Virtual Santa Fun Run Logo

Blisstech Solutions sponsors KEMP’s Virtual Santa Fun Run

In 2020 everything has been different, and the traditional KEMP Hospice Santa Fun Run is no exception.  In a year where so many charity and participation events have been cancelled, it is great to see that this iconic local event is going ahead, albeit in a very...

Back up your data! One day it could save your business

Did you know that 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within six months of the disaster? Don’t let your business fall into this statistic.

Is working from home really good for your business?

Working from home. Or remote working, as it’s now called. It’s the big thing in business, isn’t it? And some people love it. They’re happier working where they want, and when they want. And that makes them more productive and less likely to leave. But have you stopped...
Where could AI take your business - Blog image

Could AI be the key to your businesses growth?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a futuristic concept. It's here now, and businesses of all sizes need to start embracing it to stay ahead of the competition. Our latest guide shows you how to use AI to revolutionise your business, from customer support...
Is Wi-Fi 7 worth the investment?

Is Wi-Fi 7 worth the investment?

Is upgrading to Wi-Fi 7 the right investment for your business? We look at the pros and cons of the next-gen wireless connection.

Pirated software thumbnail

Don’t walk the plank with pirated software

A huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software to try and save money. Don’t do it.

WAIT sign on British road crossing

How to delay Windows 10 updates

It is an undisputed fact that, to keep your computer secure, you should keep the software running on it up to date.  We go on about it again and again and again.  However, there is a balance between making sure that you have the latest Windows 10 updates, and also...
Share This
Contact
Love Lane
Cleobury Mortimer
Shropshire DY14 8PE

01299 382 321
[email protected]
Copyright © 2023 Blisstech Solution Ltd
Registered No: 08125391 VAT No : 307 5490 05