How Cybercriminals Utilize the Power of AI to Launch Attacks by Vanessa Venugopal

October 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence is a technology that brings plenty of positive uses in various industries. It helps improve our need to lighten the workload and create a convenient future. However, despite the good intention of artificial intelligence, there will be people who will exploit it.

Cybercriminals and hackers are smart enough to keep up with what’s going on. They have found ways to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning for their malicious intent.

The rampant exploitation of artificial intelligence by cybercriminals has left cybersecurity experts scrambling for ideas to beat them. As cybersecurity professionals utilize AI to protect data, systems, servers, and businesses, their very own technology is used against them. Hence, making AI a double-edged sword.

As AI can now support attacks of cybercriminals, experts should find ways to counteract these attacks. 

So, how can cybercriminals utilize artificial intelligence and launch attacks?

AI-powered Attacks Utilized by Cybercriminals

  • Deep Fakes

With the growing use of the internet and social media, AI technology has reached millions worldwide. It means plenty of people have an idea of its use. Knowledgeable individuals can find ways to use AI in a way that can harm others.

Deepfakes have been popularized today, with apps allowing people to put their faces on another image or video without looking edited. The....

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