Google fights scammers utilizing Bard hype to unfold malware

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Google is suing scammers who’re attempting to make use of the hype round generative AI to trick folks into downloading malware, the corporate has introduced. In a lawsuit filed immediately in California, the corporate says people believed to be based mostly in Vietnam are establishing social media pages and working advertisements encouraging customers to “obtain” its generative AI service Bard. The obtain truly delivers malware to the victims, which steals social media credentials for the scammers to make use of.

“Defendants are three people whose identities are unknown who declare to offer, amongst different issues, “the most recent model” of Google Bard for obtain,” the lawsuit reads. “Defendants should not affiliated with Google in any method, although they faux to be. They’ve…

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