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OpenAI has shut down five accounts it asserts were used by government agents to generate phishing emails and malicious software scripts as well as research ways to evade malware detection. Specifically, China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea were apparently "querying open-source information, translating, finding coding errors, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I've always found it interesting...

    ... That (according to the media) western nations have plenty of capable hackers and miscreants who can do nasty deeds of their own volition and of their own devices, yet "unfriendly" nations have no such skills among the general populace and must rely on government entities to do evil deeds.

    Whether that suggests that their citizens are generally more law-abiding, I'll leave for the reader to ponder.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I've always found it interesting...

      pretty sure they determine that by the target/behaviors and any tracks back to IP sources. - attack a hospital and request a ransom, criminal person, attack a military site and only look at data and never request a payment - more likely a government. People smart enough to hack are everywhere. The really smart ones - have better things to do in life than play these stupid games.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "We disrupted five state-affiliated malicious actors"

    Headline for next week : We got hacked by a super group of state-affiliated malicious actors.

    1. 0laf Silver badge

      Re: "We disrupted five state-affiliated malicious actors"

      Anything except admit that you've not done any updates for 5yr and the chief exec's password is "bigboy123".

  3. Roland6 Silver badge

    Did OpenAI use AI to identify the accounts?

    It would be interesting to know how OpenAI identified the accounts. It would make sense for them to be using the user data they collect (you agree to it when you sign up), to monitor service use and abuse.

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