Users who were paying for OpenAI’s premium ChatGPT tier may have had their financial information leaked. SFGATE laid out the details of the potential issue. OpenAI customers using the paid ChatGPT Plus service may be experiencing a glitch in the system, revealing users’ financial data to each other. Although this isn’t as major as an all-out breach, it is concerning.
On March 20th, OpenAI published a blog post detailing the events and what specific times the glitch was active. Users who were on the site between 1 AM and 10 AM PST on March 20th may have inadvertently made their personal info public:
“Upon deeper investigation, we also discovered that the same bug may have caused the unintentional visibility of payment-related information of 1.2% of the ChatGPT Plus subscribers who were active during a specific nine-hour window. In the hours before we took ChatGPT offline on Monday, it was possible for some users to see another active user’s first and last name, email address, payment address, the last four digits (only) of a credit card number, and credit card expiration date. Full credit card numbers were not exposed at any time.”
Thankfully, the entire credit card details were not shown. However, since many credit card companies use the same first eight or so digits, it does not take much effort to sus out the whole card number. Considering how prevalent credit card cloning and scamming have been over the past two decades, I’d suggest all ChatGPT Plus users get new cards ASAP.
According to the blog post, affected users should have been contacted by OpenAI already. Even with this issue being relatively minor, I wonder if AI had something to do with it. Has it become self-aware? Is the AI making purchases on your credit card?
Special thanks to my brother Toby for posting this story on LinkedIn.[Source: SFGATE]
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