A recent report by email security provider Egress highlights the growing concern around the use of AI chatbots for phishing campaigns. The Phishing Threat Trends Report reveals that AI-generated phishing emails are almost impossible to detect, with AI detectors unable to differentiate between emails written by a chatbot or a human in three out of four cases (71.4%). This is due to the fact that most current AI detectors are based on large language models, which require a minimum of 250 characters to work effectively. Almost half of phishing emails fall below this threshold, rendering the detectors unreliable or ineffective on 71.4% of attacks.
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