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
An important topic that folks at @BSidesVI heard me share in my #deepfakes talk is that deep fake media is not just video and pictures. It can also be audio. Here's another example of the threat to business from this technology. https://t.co/I5U3N2qwvN
— 👑 Alyssa Miller 🦄 (Speaking @RSAConference) (@AlyssaM_InfoSec) September 4, 2019