Last updated: February 06, 2023, 8:06 PM IST
More than half (51 percent) of IT decision makers predict that a successful cyberattack will be attributed to ChatGPT in less than a year, according to a new report.
According to a BlackBerry report, nearly 71 percent believe foreign states are already likely to use the technology for malicious purposes against other countries.
The report also mentioned that there are differing views around the world about how that threat might manifest itself — nearly 53 percent believe the top concern globally is that ChatGPT’s ability will help hackers make more credible and legitimate-sounding phishing scams. create emails.
About 49 percent believe it will allow less experienced hackers to improve their technical knowledge and develop more specialized skills and spread misinformation.
“ChatGPT will grow its influence in the cyber industry over time,” said Shishir Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity at BlackBerry.
“There are many benefits to be gained from this kind of cutting-edge technology and we are only just scratching the surface, but we cannot ignore the consequences either. As the platform matures and hackers experience using it progresses, it will become more and more difficult to defend it without also using AI in defense to level the playing field,” he added.
The report also revealed that the majority (82 percent) of IT decision makers plan to invest in AI-driven cybersecurity over the next two years, with nearly half (48 percent) planning to invest before the end of 2023.
This reflects growing concerns that signature-based security solutions are no longer effective in providing cyber protection against an increasingly sophisticated threat, the report said.
“It is well documented that people with malicious intent are testing the waters, but over the course of this year we expect hackers to become much better at learning how to successfully use ChatGPT for nefarious purposes; whether as a tool to write better Mutable malware or to strengthen their skills,” Singh said.
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