Malicious Chat GPT Chrome Extension Is A Clever Ploy To Steal Facebook Accounts

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas March 26, 2023
Updated 2023/03/28 at 11:07 AM

Over the past few years, social media has become an essential part of our lives. With more than 2.7 billion active users, Facebook is one of the most popular social networking platforms globally. Unfortunately, as the popularity of Facebook has grown, so has the number of cybercriminals attempting to exploit the platform for their own nefarious purposes. One of the latest scams that have emerged is the use of malicious ChatGPT Chrome extensions to steal Facebook accounts. ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI that can be integrated into chatbots, virtual assistants, and other conversational interfaces. Cybercriminals have developed a malicious extension that uses ChatGPT to interact with users and steal their Facebook login credentials.

The modus operandi of this scam is quite simple. The user receives a message from one of their Facebook friends that contains a link to a ChatGPT-powered chatbot. Once the user clicks on the link, the chatbot starts a conversation with the user, and over time, builds up their trust by pretending to be a legitimate Facebook service. At some point during the conversation, the chatbot asks the user to install a Chrome extension that will supposedly improve their Facebook experience. If the user agrees to install the extension, it will then ask for permission to access the user’s Facebook account. Once the user grants permission, the extension will be able to steal their Facebook login credentials and other sensitive information.

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The consequences of falling prey to this scam can be severe. The cybercriminals can use the stolen credentials to access the victim’s Facebook account and use it to send spam messages, post fake news, and commit other fraudulent activities. In addition, the attackers can also use the victim’s personal information to launch targeted phishing attacks and steal more sensitive data. To protect yourself from this type of scam, it’s essential to be cautious when clicking on links or downloading extensions from unknown sources. Always verify the legitimacy of the link or extension before clicking on it, and never share your Facebook login credentials with anyone.

In conclusion, the malicious use of ChatGPT Chrome extensions to steal Facebook accounts is a growing threat that users need to be aware of. By taking the necessary precautions, users can protect themselves from falling prey to this scam and prevent their personal information from being compromised. 


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