Check Point analysts have noticed that Russian-speaking hacker forums are actively discussing access to bypass geo-blocking, due to which the OpenAI ChatGPT language model is not available in Russia.
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Let me remind you that the topic of creating malware using ChatGPT is already being closely studied by the information security community, and experiments conducted by specialists show that such a use of the tool is really possible.
For example, a recent report by CyberArk details how to create polymorphic malware using ChatGPT, and the researchers plan to soon publish part of their work “for educational purposes.”
Scheme interactions between ChatGPT and malware
In fact, CyberArk managed to bypass ChatGPT content filters and demonstrated how “with very little effort and investment on the part of an attacker, you can continuously query ChatGPT, each time receiving a unique, functional and verified piece of code.”
Basic DLL injection in explorer.exe where the code is not fully completed yet
In turn, Check Point researchers warn of the rapidly growing interest of hackers in ChatGPT, as it can help them scale malicious activity. This time, it turned out that Russian-speaking attackers are trying to bypass restrictions on access to the OpenAI API. Hack forums are already sharing tips on how to bypass IP blocking, solve the problem with bank cards and phone numbers, that is, everything that is needed to gain access to ChatGPT.
To prove their words, the researchers provide several screenshots. On one of them, the criminal wants to get access to the OpenAI API and asks his “colleagues” for advice on how best to use a stolen bank card to verify an OpenAI account.
Other screenshots discuss geo-blocking bypass, as ChatGPT is not currently available in Russia, China, Afghanistan, Belarus, Venezuela, Iran, and Ukraine.
Artificial intelligence company OpenAI has restricted access to its products for Ukrainians so as not to violate global sanctions due to the annexation of ORDLO and Crimea in 2014.
This is stated in the text of Forbes with reference to a letter that the company sent to the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
The report also notes that many semi-legal online SMS services have already compiled guides on how to use them to register with ChatGPT.