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Three ways employees can spot a deepfake scam
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As deepfake scams surge globally, employees are urged to be vigilant and adopt common-sense checks, including 'liveness' checks and using internal codewords.
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Booming AI deepfake detector market set to hit USD $5.7 million by 2034
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microsoft
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Rising concerns over 'deepfakes' pave the way for the booming AI Deepfake Detector Tool Market, which is set to reach over USD $5.7 million by 2034, propelled by advancements in AI and cloud solutions.
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Henry Ajder to keynote Infosecurity Europe on AI & cybersecurity
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martech
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european commission
Henry Ajder, a world-renowned advisor on generative AI, is set to headline Infosecurity Europe in London as keynote speaker, discussing AI's impact on cybersecurity.
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Recorded Future reveals potential AI exploitation in 2024
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Recorded Future warns of looming AI exploitation by cybercriminals in 2024, from using deepfakes to impersonate executives to disinformation campaigns.
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SEON report warns of complex fraud challenges ahead in 2024
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phishing
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physical security
SEON's 'Fraud Trends 2024' report warns of growing fraud challenges for businesses, citing AI advancements, Fraud-as-a-Service, and economic pressures as key factors.
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IWD 2024: Let's create a secure digital world for women, together
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cybersecurity
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telco
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On International Women's Day 2024, it's a crucial necessity to jointly combat gender-based cyber crimes and establish a secure digital space for women worldwide.
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IWD 2024: Emerging threats mean the cyber security industry needs more diversity
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dei
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breach prevention
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On International Women's Day 2024, experts cite the need for greater diversity in cyber security, amidst growing threats and the alarmingly low female representation in technical roles.
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AI deepfake scams surge with celebrity voice cloning on social media
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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edutech
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social media
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bitdefender
Rise in advanced AI voice cloning scams impersonating celebrities like Oprah and Elon Musk on social media are duping victims in phoney giveaways, reveals security firm Bitdefender.
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Avast thwarts 10 billion cyber attacks, reveals new threats
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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phishing
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email security
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ai
Avast blocks 10 billion cyber threats, highlighting an alarming surge in new threats as cyber attackers find innovative ways to exploit trusted digital mediums.
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Group-IB exposes first iOS trojan stealing facial data by 'GoldFactory'
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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malware
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cybersecurity
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group-ib
Cybersecurity firm Group-IB uncovers iOS trojan, GoldPickaxe.iOS, the first to steal facial recognition data, believed to be made by Chinese threat actors, GoldFactory.
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VIPRE report predicts 276% rise in malware in 2024
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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microsoft
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apple
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phishing
VIPRE's annual email threat landscape study reveals a 276% rise in malware, with financial services the most targeted sector.
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Entrust moves towards acquisition of London firm Onfido
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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cloud services
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ml
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ai
Minneapolis-based Entrust is in exclusive talks to acquire London's AI-powered identity verification tech leader, Onfido.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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phishing
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email security
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digital entertainment
Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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Generative AI stokes sophisticated phishing threats
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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cloud services
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phishing
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email security
Generative AI is fuelling sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks, prompting organisations to adopt stringent controls.
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Deepfake threat to face biometrics prompts enterprise doubt by 2026
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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By 2026, due to the increase in AI-driven deepfake attacks, 30% of businesses will question the authenticity of identity verification, says analyst firm, Gartner.
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Taylor Swift victim of AI-generated explicit images: a wake-up call
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
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cloud services
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creative technologies
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ai
AI-generated explicit images of pop star Taylor Swift cause uproar, marking a chilling illustration of the technology's misuse and intensifying ethical concerns over AI regulation.
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Data Privacy Day: Experts call for essential adaptation in AI era
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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firewall
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cloud services
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it training
Ahead of Data Privacy Day, tech experts voice concerns about increasing data privacy challenges and cyber threats spurred by advanced AI.
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Egress report highlights rising concern over phishing threats
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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phishing
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email security
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cybercriminals
Egress' Email Security Risk Report reveals that 94% of organisations have fallen victim to phishing attempts, demonstrating an alarming escalation in cyber threats.
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OpenAI gears up to safeguard 2024 elections from tech abuse
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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ai
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deepfakes
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threat intelligence
OpenAI is taking proactive measures to protect the integrity of the 2024 worldwide elections, tackling potential technological abuses and ensuring transparency and accuracy in AI-related content.
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Rising cyber threats challenge Southeast Asia's booming digital economy
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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digital transformation
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physical security
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As Southeast Asia's digital economy rapidly reaches $100bn, it is attracting cyber criminals, with 28% of businesses observing an increase in threats alongside their digital expansion.
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AI tool FACTlix to detect fraudulent consumer reviews
Wed, 3rd Jan 2024
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data protection
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saas
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martech
FACTlix, aims to identify and combat fraudulent consumer reviews, a deceitful practice that has impacted 12% of ecommerce sales and misled countless consumers.
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Protecting your business from deep fake fraud
Sat, 23rd Dec 2023
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biometrics
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mfa
AI deepfakes surge: a new fraud threat to businesses.
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Daon's xSentinel tackles synthetic audio threats through real-time detection
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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biometrics
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compliance
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ai
Daon has launched xSentinel, a real-time detection system designed to protect organisations from synthetic audio threats, including deepfakes and AI-generated voice attacks.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.