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AI Tool WormGPT Enables Convincing Fake Emails For BEC Attacks

Infosecurity Magazine

A generative AI tool, WormGPT, has emerged as a powerful weapon in the hands of cyber-criminals, specifically for launching business email compromise (BEC) attacks, according to new findings shared by security firm SlashNext.

“We’re now seeing an unsettling trend among cyber-criminals on forums, evident in discussion threads offering ‘jailbreaks’ for interfaces like ChatGPT,” wrote security expert Daniel Kelley, who worked with the SlashNext team on the research. 

From a technical standpoint, these ‘jailbreaks’ are specialized prompts that Kelley said are becoming increasingly common.


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