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The shadowy underbelly of AI

The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives has indisputably been a boon, remolding industries and redefining the paradigms of our routines. 

However, the rosy picture fades when one steps into the shadows and discerns the malignant uses AI is being tailored for. The emergence of AI tools such as WormGPT and FraudGPT, specifically designed for cybercrime, is a stark reminder of this reality.

The odious advent of WormGPT, camouflaged in the guise of cutting-edge technology, has reverberated through the murky corridors of the cyber underworld. Peddled on obscure forums, WormGPT has swiftly become the malefactor’s choice for orchestrating sophisticated phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. It’s a tool enabling the automation of counterfeit emails tailored to dupe the recipient, thereby heightening the odds of a successful cyber assault.

Ominous figure typing on a keyboard.

The odious advent of WormGPT has reverberated through the murky corridors of the cyber underworld. (

What amplifies the malevolence of WormGPT is its ease of access. This democratization of cyber weaponry is alarming as it dissolves the entry barriers for budding cybercriminals, escalating the potential magnitude and frequency of cyber onslaughts.

The emergence of AI tools like WormGPT and FraudGPT is a wake-up call. They are a stark reminder of the potential risks associated with AI and the urgent need for action.

As we continue to harness the power of AI, we must also ensure that we do so responsibly and with the utmost caution. The stakes could not be higher.


Dr. Gleb Tsipursky serves as the CEO of the hybrid work consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts and authored the best-seller “Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams.”


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