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Nearly 4,600 Egyptian ChatGPT accounts hacked: Report

ChatGPT accounts of 4,588 Egyptians have been hacked and their data sold on the dark web between June 2022 and May 2023.
21.06.23 | Source: Ahram Online

The hacked data includes login credentials and search queries.

Egypt topped the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, followed by Morocco (2,647), Algeria (2,002) and Turkey (1,922).

According to Group-IB, 101,134 accounts have been hacked worldwide.

The attacks were executed by info-stealing malwares, which steals credentials saved in browsers, bank card details, crypto wallet information, cookies, browsing history and other information from browsers on infected computers.

The report showed that the MEA region had the second highest number of ChatGPT accounts stolen (24.6 percent), following the Asia-Pacific region (40.5 percent).

Based in Singapore, Group-IB describes itself as one of the leading solutions providers dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes and protecting intellectual property.

The company has regional threat intelligence and research centres in Dubai, Singapore and Amsterdam.

Launched in November 2022, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI. The AI platform has been greatly hyped since its launch and is used by various groups across the globe.