Ever since the news dropped about OpenAI releasing ChatGPT, the entire world has been gung-ho. But we at The Cyber Express wanted to be sure of the capabilities of the state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) model.
So, here is how we put it to use.
We tasked it with writing a brief article on “5 biggest cyberattacks until 2022”. Mind you, we tried limiting it to just 2022 alone, but until now, it does not have information on incidents post-2021. So, the task was relatively easy. And yes, we are really impressed.
The 5 biggest cyberattacks until 2022 compiled by ChatGPT
WannaCry ransomware attack:
In May 2017, a global ransomware attack known as WannaCry infected more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries. The attack used a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system to encrypt users’ data and demand payment in the form of Bitcoin to restore access. The attack caused widespread disruption, particularly in the UK where it affected the National Health Service.
In June 2017, a ransomware attack known as Petya or NotPetya hit computers in Ukraine and spread to other countries, including Russia, India, and the US. The attack used a similar method to WannaCry, but it was more sophisticated and had the ability to spread across networks without the need for user interaction. The attack caused significant damage, with some estimates putting the total cost at over $10 billion.
Equifax data breach:
In September 2017, credit reporting company Equifax announced that hackers had accessed the personal information of 143 million customers, including social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. The breach was the result of a failure to patch a known vulnerability in the company’s web application, and it led to widespread criticism of the company’s security practices.
Marriott International data breach:
In November 2018, Marriott International announced that hackers had accessed the reservation system of its Starwood hotels subsidiary and had stolen the personal information of up to 500 million guests. The breach, which had been ongoing for four years, was one of the largest in history and raised concerns about the security of hotel guest data.
Capital One data breach:
In July 2019, Capital One announced that a hacker had accessed the personal information of more than 100 million customers, including names, addresses, and credit scores. The breach was the result of a misconfigured firewall on a cloud server, and it led to the arrest of the hacker, who had previously worked as a software engineer for Amazon Web Services.
For the uninitiated, ChatGPT is a natural language processing (NLP) model developed by OpenAI. It is a variant of the popular GPT-3 model, but it is specifically designed for chat applications and conversational systems.
One of the key features of ChatGPT is its ability to understand and respond to a wide range of human languages and dialects. This makes it ideal for use in multi-lingual chatbots and other conversational systems that need to communicate with people from different language backgrounds.
Another notable feature of ChatGPT is its ability to learn and adapt over time. As the model is exposed to more and more conversations, it can continually improve its understanding of human language and its ability to generate appropriate responses. This makes it ideal for use in chatbots and other conversational systems that need to be able to evolve and improve as they interact with users.
Overall, ChatGPT is a powerful and versatile NLP model that is well-suited to a wide range of applications in the field of natural language processing. Its ability to understand and generate human-like responses to a wide range of conversational prompts makes it a valuable tool for developers who are looking to build advanced chatbots and other conversational systems.
For the task assigned to ChatGPT by The Cyber Express, we give it an impressive 4.5/5 rating (for ChatGPT generated literally 90% of this content).