DeepFake Scams

DanTech Services helps Alaskan Businesses to prevent DeepFake Scams

New and emerging types of scams involving AI - manipulated audio and video made to look as if it documents events that really happened - are on the rise.

Here's an example of a successful deepfake attack:

"A worker responsible for financial transactions receives a call, apparently from the CEO, to transfer large sums into what turns out to be a cybercriminal's account. The voice on the call sounds like the CEO's but perhaps with some electronic noise, which is usually explained as background noise," - said Saurabh Shintre, senior principal researcher with Symantec in San Francisco.

"Due to the interactive nature of this call, the employee trusts the authenticity of it and fulfills the request made by the attacker," Shintre said. The worker also is pressured to fill the request immediately, which Shintre described as "a classic scam technique."

For now, deepfake audio poses the most risk to companies, said Matt Price, principal research engineer at ZeroFOX in Baltimore. "Longer term, deepfake video is likely to pose the greater danger," he said.

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