IBM unveiled an experiment at the Black Hat event in Las Vegas where a new genre of AI techniques are set to take hacking to a new level, by building hacking programs that could slip past top-tier defence measures.
Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge:
“We are still pretty far from AI/ML hacking technologies that can outperform the brain of a criminal hacker. Of course, cybercriminals are already actively using machine learning and big data technologies to increase their overall effectiveness and efficiency. But, it will not invent any substantially new hacking techniques or something beyond a new vector of exploitation or attack as all of those can be reliably mitigated by the existing defence technologies. Moreover, many cybersecurity companies also start leveraging machine learning with a lot of success, hindering cybercrime. Therefore, I see absolutely no reason for panic today.”