Beware of fake ChatGPTs! Meta warns of increasing scams with this popular AI

Are we facing "the new crypto"?

Beware of fake ChatGPTs! Meta warns of increasing scams with this popular AI
Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Pedro Domínguez Rojas

ChatGPT has all kinds of utilities. The artificial text intelligence created by OpenAI allows you to do class work, generate movie scripts, compose poems or even write political speeches, among many other things. But the enormous popularity ChatGPT enjoys also has its downside.


As we previously reported, the interest of fraudsters in text-generative AIs such as ChatGPT has only increased since the use and fame of this AI skyrocketed. Something that Meta, Mark Zuckerberg’s company, now reaffirms through a recent report in which it appreciates a large increase in malware impersonating ChatGPT and other similar artificial intelligences.

The company, which has also developed its own artificial language model: LLaMA, claims in its publication that its researchers have discovered “ten malware families that use ChatGPT and other similar themes to compromise online accounts” since March of this year alone, and that it has blocked more than 1,000 malicious links on its platform.

These scams usually consist of mobile apps or browser extensions posing as ChatGPT-type tools and, although in some cases they do offer functionalities of this popular AI, they really only aim to steal the passwords of their victims’ accounts.

In order to address this situation within its platform, which Meta has described as “the new crypto” (from the point of view of its fraudulent use), Meta has announced that it intends to introduce a new type of account for companies called “Meta Work” with which companies would have greater security against possible account theft caused by this type of malware.


Along with this new type of enterprise account, Meta is also launching a new tool that would serve to help businesses detect and remove malware. According to Meta, the tool “guides people step-by-step on how to identify and remove malware, including the use of third-party antivirus tools.” All of this, in order to prevent companies from potentially losing access to their Meta accounts.

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Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Publicist and audiovisual producer in love with social networks. I spend more time thinking about which videogames I will play than playing them.

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