ChatGPT: if you are subscribed, your payment information is probably in the wild

OpenAI has acknowledged that the ChatGPT leak last week involved more than just chat titles. Additionally, user data was released into the open. Keep in mind that this innovative chatbot has captivated more than 100 million Internet users.


OpenAI is improving its chatbot ChatGPT at breakneck speed. Almost every day, the startup's AI reports new exploits. Less than two weeks ago, it became multimodal and now includes text and images. However, there are some hiccups in these fast-paced innovation processes.
Whether or not the fear of artificial intelligence is justified, we can only see that ChatGPT-4 has become a breeding ground for misinformation and fake news. It has also become the tool of choice for various hackers and scammers. Additionally, the breach suffered by OpenAI last week affected not only users' chat histories, but also their email addresses and payment information for subscribers to the ChatGPT Plus service.


According to the business, some users were able to view the first and last name, email address, billing address, last four digits (only) of a credit card number, and expiration date of another active user in the hours prior to ChatGPT going offline on Monday. No full credit card details were ever disclosed.
To identify the issue's root cause, OpenAI researchers spent about ten hours. (it was a database manager named Redis). On the other hand, there isn't much they can do about the leak of confidential information besides warn the affected victims.