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OpenAI, Microsoft shut down malicious accounts linked to China, others

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
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OpenAI and Microsoft Threat Intelligence shut down accounts linked to five state-affiliated actors, some tied to China and Russia, trying to use AI for malicious reasons, the companies announced Wednesday.

“We terminated accounts associated with state-affiliated threat actors,” OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, said in an official statement. “Our findings show our models offer only limited, incremental capabilities for malicious cybersecurity tasks.”

The accounts terminated included China-affiliated Charcoal Typhoon and Salmon Typhoon, Iran-affiliated Crimson Sandstorm, North Korea-affiliated Emerald Sleet and Russia-affiliated Forest Blizzard, according to OpenAI’s statement.

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