Google sues fraudsters over fake Bard chatbot advertised on social media

Google has filed a lawsuit against fraudsters who distributed malware posing as an “unpublished” version of the Bard AI chatbot, writes Engadget.

The tech giant filed a lawsuit in California. In it, the company claims that the attackers created pages on social networks where they posted ads and encouraged users to download a fake chatbot.

However, instead of an AI-based chatbot, people installed malware that allowed fraudsters to access their social media accounts. The attackers used Facebook as the main distribution method.

In its lawsuit, Google is not seeking financial compensation, but rather seeks to stop such practices. The company hopes that this will serve as a deterrent and provide a clear mechanism to prevent such fraud in the future.

By the way, Google Bard chatbot was officially launched in Ukraine in July this year.