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Combating the Rise of 'BadGPTs'

Jericho Security Contributor

February 29, 2024

The release of ChatGPT to the public has resulted in a significant increase in attacks over the past 12 months

The Wall Street Journal published an article that discusses the rise of "BadGPTs." These malicious chatbots imitate human conversation to deceive users into revealing sensitive information. The release of ChatGPT to the public has resulted in a significant increase in attacks over the past 12 months., including: 

 

  • 1,265% growth in phishing emails in the last 12 months
  • 31,000 phishing attacks sent every day
  • 83% increase in impersonating emails 
  • $25.5 million paid to attackers by a Hong Kong Multinational

 

Fortunately, there are effective methods to counter BadGPTs and other phishing attacks, such as spear phishing training and simulation. In this blog post, we will delve into how these methods can assist individuals and organizations in staying ahead of cybercriminals and protecting their sensitive information.

 

Understanding Spear Phishing

Spear phishing is a kind of phishing attack that focuses on specific individuals or groups within an organization. Unlike traditional phishing attacks, which are usually sent to a large number of recipients, spear phishing emails are designed to look legitimate and are often personalized to the recipient. This makes them harder to detect and increases the chances that the recipient will click on a harmful link or attachment.

 

The Role of Training and Simulation

To protect against spear phishing attacks, educating employees about the risks and providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to identify and avoid these threats is essential. This can be achieved through regular training and simulation exercises that simulate real-world phishing scenarios.

 

The Benefits of Training and Simulation

  • Improved awareness of phishing threats and how to avoid them
  • Increased ability to identify and report phishing attempts
  • Reduced risk of falling victim to phishing attacks and data breaches
  • Enhanced ability to respond quickly and effectively in the event of a phishing attack

To be effective, sphere phishing training should:

  • Incorporate AI-driven simulation and training that replicates real-life scenarios\
  • Easily create and schedule dynamic campaigns with just a few clicks.
  • Utilize AI to quickly generate custom training content to address challenges within 24 hours.

 

As the threat of BadGPTs and other phishing attacks continues to grow, it's essential to take proactive steps to protect your organization. By investing in AI-driven spear phishing training and simulation, your employees can develop the skills and knowledge to identify and avoid these threats and safeguard sensitive information.

Jericho Security Contributor

February 29, 2024

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The release of ChatGPT to the public has resulted in a significant increase in attacks over the past 12 months

News

Combating the Rise of 'BadGPTs'

Jericho Security Contributor

February 29, 2024

The release of ChatGPT to the public has resulted in a significant increase in attacks over the past 12 months

News

Combating the Rise of 'BadGPTs'

Jericho Security Contributor

February 29, 2024

The release of ChatGPT to the public has resulted in a significant increase in attacks over the past 12 months

News

Combating the Rise of 'BadGPTs'

Jericho Security Contributor

February 29, 2024

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