"Fobo" Trojan distributed as ChatGPT client for Windows


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Aug 17, 2017
Kaspersky experts have uncovered a malicious campaign exploiting the growing popularity of ChatGPT. Fraudsters create groups on social networks that convincingly mimic, if not official OpenAI accounts, then at least communities of enthusiasts. These groups publish equally persuasive posts: say, that ChatGPT hit one million users faster than any other service. At the bottom of the post is a link for supposedly downloading a ChatGPT desktop client. Also posted in these groups are fake credentials for the precreated accounts that are said to provide access to ChatGPT. To motivate potential users even further, the attackers say that each account already has US$50 on its balance, which can be spent on using the chatbot. It all feels like a genuine opportunity to use ChatGPT without the trouble of creating an account, and even to get premium features for free: just download the desktop client and sit back for the ride.

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