Microsoft, OpenAI Nation-States Are Weaponizing AI in Cyberattacks


New blog posts from OpenAI and Microsoft reveal that five major threat actors have been using OpenAI software for research, fraud, and other malicious purposes. After identifying them, OpenAI shuttered all their accounts.

Though the prospect of AI-enhanced nation-state cyber operations might at first seem daunting, there is good news: none of these LLM abuses observed so far have been particularly devastating.

“Current use of LLM technology by threat actors revealed behaviors consistent with attackers using AI as another productivity tool,” Microsoft noted in its report. “Microsoft and OpenAI have not yet observed particularly novel or unique AI-enabled attack or abuse techniques resulting from threat actors’ usage of AI.”

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