Technological advances such as ChatGPT have revolutionized our world, but their misuse can lead to disastrous consequences. Against this backdrop, Europol has warned of a dark future where technology will be used to commit more sophisticated and dangerous crimes.
According to their forecasts criminals will increasingly turn to digital technologies to carry out their criminal activities. The report also stresses the importance of international cooperation in the fight against crime, particularly in the field of cybercrime.
The role of artificial intelligences, such as ChatGPT, in the fight against crime is also highlighted in the report. This OpenAI technology can be useful to law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. However, their use raises concerns about the protection of privacy and individual rights.
Europol warns against cybercrime via ChatGPT
Europol raised concerns on March 27 about the possible use of the ChatGPT chatbot for criminal purposes, such as phishing, disinformation and cybercrime. The European Union’s police agency has warned of the potential risks of this technology in these areas. These concerns add to a host of ethical and legal questions already raised by this technology.
Since its launch last year, ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI with support from Microsoft, has generated a great deal of interest in this innovation. This encourages rivals to deploy similar offerings and companies to incorporate it into their applications and products. However, Europol warns of the risks associated with the exploitation of natural language technology by criminals.
This warning is valid despite the constant improvements in language models. The agency has published its first report on this technology, highlighting the threats that chatbots can pose. This is why Europol insists on the serious consequences of AI chatbot misuse which could prove highly damaging.
Warning! ChatGPT can threaten your IT security
According to one report, the AI based on GPT-4 has been maliciously used in three distinct criminal areas. Europol claims that this chatbot has the ability to write credible texts. This can make it very useful for phishing actions.
The European Union’s law enforcement agency has issued a warning about the possible use of ChatGPT by criminals. According to the agency, criminals could exploit the to target victims by imitating the speech style of people or groups. In addition, the language model is capable of efficiently producing numerous authentic texts.
On the other hand, this same capability could be used for broadcasting, propaganda and disinformation purposes. Users can therefore create and disseminate messages reflecting a specific story with relatively little effort. In addition, Europol warned that inexperienced criminals could use ChatGPT to generate malicious code. In addition, they stressed the need to remain vigilant in the face of this potential threat.