Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2024
LastPass employee targeted via an audio deepfake call

Crooks targeted a LastPass employee using deepfake technology to impersonate the company’s CEO in a fraudulent scheme. In a fraudulent scheme, criminals used deepfake technology to impersonate LastPass ‘s CEO, targeting an employee of the company. The attack occurred this week, but the employed recognized the attack and the attempt failed. According to the password […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 18, 2023
Deepfake and smishing. How hackers compromised the accounts of 27 Retool customers in the crypto industry

Software development company Retool was the victim of a smishing attack that resulted in the compromise of 27 accounts of its cloud customers. Software development company Retool revealed that 27 accounts of its cloud customers were compromised as a result of an SMS-based social engineering attack. The company states that one of its employees was […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2022
DeepFakes Are The Cybercriminal Economy’s Latest Business Line

California-based Resecurity has identified a new spike of underground services enabling bad actors to generate deepfakes. According to cybersecurity experts, this may be used for political propaganda, foreign influence activity, disinformation, scams, and fraud.  Introduced by Canadian researchers to the public in 2014, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), typically imitate people’s faces, speech, and unique facial […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2022
Scammers used a deepfake AI hologram of Binance executive to scam crypto projects

Scammers used a deepfake AI hologram of the Binance chief communications officer for fraudulent activities. Patrick Hillmann, chief communications officer of Binance, confirmed that scammers used his Deepfake AI hologram to trick users into online meetings and target the projects of clients of the company. Hillmann explained in a blog post that the attack was […]