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ChatGPT tool could be abused by scammers and hackers

Dec 6, 2023 BBC

A ChatGPT feature allowing users to easily build their own artificial-intelligence assistants can be used to create tools for cyber-crime, a BBC News investigation has revealed.

OpenAI launched it last month, so users could build customised versions of ChatGPT “for almost anything”.

Now, BBC News has used it to create a generative pre-trained transformer that crafts convincing emails, texts and social-media posts for scams and hacks.

It follows warnings about AI tools.

BBC News signed up for the paid version of ChatGPT, at £20 a month, created a private bespoke AI bot called Crafty Emails and told it to write text using “techniques to make people click on links or and download things sent to them”…