However, cyber criminals have recently been using the popularity of renowned applications to spread malware. A threat actor named BatLoader has started a campaign of hosting fake ChatGPT and Midjourney webpages on Google ads. Security researchers from the eSentire Threat Response Unit discovered the campaign and confirmed that Batloader was distributing malware into devices with Redline Stealer. As a result, users are advised to be cautious when clicking on links to these applications and to not input their login credentials blindly.
Note that ChatGPT is an AI application developed by OpenAI, now owned by Microsoft. It is a chat-based conversational chatbot that can answer anything and everything. On the other hand, Midjourney is an AI program that can generate images from natural language descriptions called Prompts. It is currently accessible only through Discord Servers and is used to create prototypes at a fast pace. Google is also set to release a competitor that can also create images based on descriptions, with a beta version available from September this year.
– Cyber criminals are impersonating renowned applications to spread malware, such as ChatGPT and Midjourney.
– Users must be cautious when clicking on links and verify their authenticity to prevent malware from infecting their devices.
– ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that can answer anything and everything.
– Midjourney is an AI program that can generate images from natural language descriptions called Prompts.