Meta (Facebook) recently reported that it has seen a large uptick in ChatGPT related scams. Specifically, the company noted that since March of 2023, it has discovered “ten malware families using ChatGPT and other similar themes to compromise accounts across the internet” and that it has blocked more than 1,000 malicious links on the Meta platform. According to Meta, the scams usually are centered on mobile apps or browser extensions posing as ChatGPT tools that can steal an unsuspecting user’s information and credentials.
This is not surprising – the number of domain names that use, in some form, the CHATGPT name/mark, are well over 10,000 now. Just this week DomainSkate identified large numbers of new registrations for ChatGPT in every possible domain extension. Our personal favorites are www.learnchatgpt.college, and www.chatgptopia.com.
The number of security threats for these domains is increasing as well, with a large number of the sites going to multiple redirect sites. One of the things we are also starting to see is the use of other brand names with the ChatGPT name/brand – such as Amazon, Google, and Yahoo!, being the dominant brands being used.