MADRID, July 28 (Portaltic/EP) –
That FBI recently announced the increase in “deepfake” profiles (videos manipulated by artificial intelligence) detected during the selection processes of some companies. As the federal agency warned in a statement released at the end of June, Scammers use videos, picturesRecords and stolen identities impersonating someone else to get a remote IT job.
Hiring someone who has used a “deepfake” can lead to serious problems if that fake employee gains access to it confidential company information and customer data. In this way, it can pose a threat to the company’s security and the company may not have the opportunity to bring the scammer to justice, cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky company warn.
However, this is not the only way scammers use deepfakes to take advantage of a business. As technology advances, they can use this new method to trick biometric tests used by banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to verify user identities for money laundering purposes. According to the Sensity reportNine of the top ten Know Your Customer (KYC) providers were highly vulnerable to deepfake attacks.
This technology is also used for targeted or bulk phishing. Cyber criminals can impersonate corporate executives gain a person’s trust and trick them into providing confidential data, money, or access to the company’s infrastructure. Once the criminals managed to get 35 million dollars by forging the voice of the director of a company.
“Being aware of the danger is half the battle. It is important to educate employees and educate them about new fraudulent methods. However, a high-quality deepfake requires a lot of experience and effort Fakes used for cheating or synchronous interaction during an interview are generally of low quality,” says Vladislav Tushkanov, Lead Data Scientist at Kaspersky.
“Among the signs to spot a ‘deepfake’ we should look for unnatural lip movements, poorly rendered hair, mismatched face shapes, little or no blinking, differences in skin color, or imperfections in the rendering of clothing. A cyber criminal can intentionally lower video quality to hide it,” adds this expert.
Therefore, to minimize the possibility of hiring the wrong employee, he recommends “dividing interviews into several phases that involve not only hiring managers, but also the people who will be working with a new employee.” “This increases the likelihood of discovering something extraordinary,” he adds.
Technology is also a good ally to fight deepfakes. A cybersecurity solution provides the necessary support when a high-quality “deepfake” tricks an employee into downloading malicious files or programs or visiting suspicious links or phishing websites.
“An anti-fraud solution that performs analysis of user behavior and monitors financial transactions can be a good option for companies using KYC as it provides an extra layer of protection,” they conclude from Kaspersky.