Scammers leveraged artificial intelligence software to mimic the voice of a chief executive and successfully request $243,000.
- As part of an incident in March, an attacker called the CEO of a UK-based energy business pretending to be the head of its German parent company. Analysts believe AI-based software was used to impersonate the chief executive’s voice
- The caller issued an “urgent” request to the CEO, demanding he transfer $243,000 to a Hungarian supplier within an hour’s time
- The transfer went through and the money was later moved to other countries