Facebook’s parent company Meta has warned of a rise in ChatGPT-related malware across its platforms, designed to lure users into downloading malicious apps and browser extensions. Meta says that since March it has found around 10 malware families and more than 1,000 malicious links being promoted as tools featuring ChatGPT.
Meta’s Chief Information Security Officer Guy Rosen said: “This is not unique to the generative AI space. As an industry, we’ve seen this across other topics popular in their time, such as crypto scams fuelled by the interest in digital currency. The generative AI space is rapidly evolving and bad actors know it, so we should all be vigilant.”