Researchers develop an AI worm capable of stealing personal data

04/03/2024 | WIRED

A team of researchers have created what they claim to be one of the first generative AI worms that can spread from one system to another, potentially deploying malware or stealing data in the process. The development highlights the dangers of connected, autonomous AI ecosystems. The worm can attack a generative AI email assistant to steal data from emails and send spam messages, breaking certain security protections. While generative AI worms haven't been seen in the wild yet, researchers say they are a security risk.

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