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Is Your Business Under Attack From AI?

Jun 11, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is highly innovative but also poses significant risks to all organisations, as shown by the recent high profile hacks at Ticketmaster, Santander and the NHS. This article will delve into how AI can be manipulated by cyber attackers for scams, particularly ones that affect businesses.

The latest threats from AI you should be concerned about

The NCSC recognised that AI will play as a contributing factor to how cyber-attacks operate, and said ‘AI provides capability uplift in reconnaissance and social engineering, almost certainly making both more effective, efficient, and harder to detect’, further proving that AI is a threat to businesses when it comes to cyber security. (NCSC, 2024) Below are some of AI assisted cyber-attacks you should be aware of.

AI-Enhanced Phishing Emails/Messages: Cybercriminals use AI to create deceptive messages that appear to come from trusted sources, tricking the receiver(s) into revealing sensitive information.

AI Voice Phishing: This method involves AI-generated voice calls that can convincingly mimic known contacts, enhancing the deception, making it more easier for cyber attackers to get victims to trust them.

AI Enhanced Malware Development: Cybercriminals use AI to create sophisticated malware that can evade detection by altering its code with each execution…