Sharon Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.: High Alert: Deepfake Audios Now Impersonating Executives

Extract from Sharon Nelson’s article “High Alert: Deepfake Audios Now Impersonating Executives”

As if deepfake videos weren’t driving us all crazy trying to discern the real from the unreal, now according to a report in CPO Magazine, voice-swapping has begun to be used in artificial intelligence (AI) cyber attacks on business, allowing attackers to gain access to corporate networks and persuade employees to authorize a money transfer.

The primary use of deepfake audio is to enhance a very common type of attack – business email compromise (BEC). A business email compromise attack usually begins with some sort of phishing to gain access to the company network and investigate the payment systems.

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