Victims of the bot are also directed to a 'private' website from where malware could be installed on their machines.
Vice President of PC Tools, Mike Greene, said that the more cautious people generally don't click a link or open attachments.
The controversy it’s caused forces us to question who's responsible when AI morality takes a turn for the worst. on the App Store's most popular free downloads, but the once innocent app has been repurposed as a cyberbullying sidekick.
Sim Simi is an automated chatbot that people can talk to, while other users can anonymously program it to give certain responses to a given phrase.
xcopcv22: fuck you bot Hotchickee45: Hey Guys wanna see me play with myself and my freinds?
Senior malware Analyst, Sergei Shevchenko, at PC Tools, said that hackers could use the Cyber Lover tool to commit identity fraud, as it is equipped with social engineering at such an advanced level that was never found before. PC Tools came to know about the existence of Cyber Lover in the first week of December 2007 from various discussions about malware and when it was monitoring its Internet relay chat rooms.
Robot chatter is a new type of attack that uses social engineering of trickery instead of taking advantage of a software hole to capture victim's precious information.
The software initially pretends to be the person in the ad, and can converse about its purported age, body, fetish services, and pricing.
But if a would-be buyer signals an intent to purchase sex, the bot pivots sharply into a stern message.“Buying sex from anyone is illegal and can cause serious long term harm to the victim, as well as further the cycle of human trafficking,” goes one such message.