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Deepfake Fraud – Source: www.schneier.com

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Source: www.schneier.com – Author: Bruce Schneier



B.J. Herbison

February 5, 2024 11:36 AM

Was the call recorded? On the call we have a bunch of scammers and one person who says “The deepfakes were great, I was fooled.” and sends the money. The “worried about a phishing email” might be just posturing. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear a follow-up story on “fake deepfakes”.

Clive Robinson

February 5, 2024 12:19 PM

@ Bruce, ALL,

This was to be expected.

Almost every time there is a new technology it gets used for fraud in some way…

A case of “old wine in new bottles”.


February 5, 2024 1:43 PM

If they had even the most basic financial controls in place – this could have been prevented.


February 5, 2024 1:44 PM

This had to happen one day. It’s been a trope of sci-fi for years now. It’s recently made an appearance in online videochat rooms and various catfishing scams too in China.


February 5, 2024 2:07 PM

On at least 20 occasions, AI deepfakes had been used to trick facial recognition programs by imitating the people pictured on the identity cards, according to police.[my bold]

NB these are Chinese ID cards which have a chip carrying much more detail than appears printed, including a hi-res photo.


February 5, 2024 3:02 PM

@Clive Robinson

“A case of “old wine in new bottles”.”

I have a case of some fresh wine I can sell you. Just Venmo me some money…


February 5, 2024 5:46 PM

Whatever happened to 2FA? I guess the safeguards for telephone and videochat financial transactions need to be reviewed to ensure there are loopholes

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