AI impersonations are on the rise in cyber attacks

Banks and financial institutions are closely monitoring for any suspicious activity involving AI impersonations. A recent cyber attack using sophisticated AI voice software has highlighted the risks faced by prominent individuals with easily accessible personal information online. Mark Read, CEO of WPP, fell victim to a #deepfake scam where criminals used a voice clone and public YouTube footage to arrange a video meeting with his executives. The scammers posed as someone interested in starting a new business, aiming to obtain personal information and money.

As technology continues to advance, the threat of AI impersonations looms large, underscoring the need for robust security measures and vigilance in the digital landscape.