According to news report of the UN and Europol entitled "Malicious Uses and Abuses of Artificial Intelligence", hackers are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out attacks. The report prepared with her help Trend Micro predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in the future as both an attack vehicle and an attack surface.
Hackers are looking for ways to use AI tools in attacks, but also methods through which they can break or sabotage existing systems AI, such as those used in image and voice recognition and detection malware. As the report states, while the deepfakes are the most "discussed" for malicious use of AI, there are many other use cases that could be under development.
These include machine learning or AI systems designed to produce highly compelling and customized content. social engineering, or perhaps to automatically identify systems and data high value to an infringer network to be stolen.
According to Infosecurity Magazine, the ransomware Attacks using artificial intelligence (AI) can include clever targeting, escape, and high-speed propagation to paralyze victims' networks before they can react.
Edvardas Šileris, head of Europol's Cybercrime Center, said AI promised the world greater efficiency, automation and autonomy. He added that at a time when people are increasingly concerned about the possible misuse of artificial intelligence, there must be transparency about the threats, but also to consider the potential benefits. technology AI. Šileris also stressed that this report will help not only to anticipate possible malicious uses and abuses of artificial intelligence, but also to prevent and mitigate these threats.
The UN and Europol report also identifies several areas where industry and law enforcement can come together to prevent these risks. For example, they can work together to develop artificial intelligence as a tool to fight cybercrime, and to find new ways to build resilience to existing AI systems to mitigate a possible sabotage attempt.