Experimental Morris II worm can exploit popular AI services to steal data and spread malware

Cornell researchers created worm 'to serve as a whistleblower'

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Experimental Morris II worm can exploit popular AI services to steal data and spread malware
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Experimental Morris II worm can exploit popular AI services to steal data and spread malware

Researchers have created the first known generative AI worm, capable of spreading through interconnected AI systems and potentially wreaking havoc on a massive scale.

Led by a team from Cornell Tech comprised of Ben Nassi, Stav Cohen and Ron Bitton, the project is dubbed "Morris II" - referencing the notorious Morris computer worm that spread on internet in 1988...

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