AI-Powered Bing Chat Exploited to Serve Ads Pushing Malware | Sync Up


While Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing Chat is still fresh on the market, researchers have already discovered malware popping up in the responses it provides to users. We’ll cover how hackers have infiltrated the system and tips to detect malicious ads as we sit down and Sync Up for Rocket IT’s weekly technology update.

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In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Malware in Bing Chat Responses: Malware has been discovered in the responses provided by Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing Chat, posing a significant concern for users.
  • Microsoft’s Ad Integration: Microsoft has integrated advertisements into Bing Chat, allowing businesses to purchase ad space in the responses given by the AI, akin to traditional search engines.
  • Cybercriminal Exploitation: Cybercriminals have found ways to manipulate ads within Bing Chat, targeting individuals with admin privileges on business networks and installing malware via fraudulent ads.
  • User Caution and Awareness: Users are advised to exercise caution when interacting with Bing Chat ads, especially looking for the ad icon under sponsored links and being cautious while downloading files from potentially suspicious landing pages.
  • Business Vigilance: Businesses are urged to monitor their advertising and marketing accounts closely, promptly investigating any unexpected campaigns and reporting suspicious activity to their IT departments for appropriate action.
Host: Chris Swinson

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