Supercharged Attacks: Analyzing Generative AI Usage by Cyber Threat Actors

© 2024 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-72 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2024
Authors : Varadharaj Varadhan Krishnan
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V72I4P111

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Varadharaj Varadhan Krishnan, "Supercharged Attacks: Analyzing Generative AI Usage by Cyber Threat Actors," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 87-94, 2024. Crossref,

This paper investigates cybercriminals using Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to improvise cyberattacks. Recent generative AI innovations like chatGPT and other pre-trained large language models have emerged as a double-edged sword in cybersecurity. The paper explores how malicious actors leverage large language models to improve their tactics, techniques, and procedures, ranging from refined phishing to advanced malware development and vulnerability research. By analyzing reports and data published by industry-leading cybersecurity organizations, this study reveals how generative AI is currently being used and how it can further supercharge cyberattacks. The paper also discusses in detail how generative AI technology makes it easier and lowers the barriers for cyber threat actors to become effective, along with strategies and approaches an organization can use to counter these supercharged attacks.

Generative AI, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threat Actors, Cyber Defense Strategy, AI-Powered Cyber Attacks.


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