Cybercriminals Use AI To Impersonate Chief Exec’s Voice

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 04, 2019 03:40 am PST

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