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How Cybercriminals Use AI to Power Their Attacks

Managing a business on your own is challenging enough without worrying about cyberattacks. However, there is cause for alarm as hackers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to launch sophisticated cyberattacks to steal your data and disrupt business operations.

Hackers use AI-generated deepfakes that impersonate top-level executives to gain access to sensitive information or manipulate employees to release funds. Similarly, AI is being leveraged to craft highly personalized phishing emails to carry out financial fraud.

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How hackers use AI

Before you can defend yourself against cybercrime, it’s important to know how cybercriminals are using AI to power their attacks.

Here are some of the ways cybercriminals are exploiting AI:

AI-powered password cracking: With the help of AI, cybercriminals can effortlessly crack common and easy passwords. Hackers with access to advanced computation offered by AI can automate the breaching process, so they can try millions of combinations to guess your password.


How to fight back: Always use unique passwords. Consider using a password manager.

Deepfakes: Hackers use AI to create highly realistic fake videos or audio recordings to impersonate someone you know, like your boss or a trusted friend. These deepfakes can be used to trick you into sending money or sharing sensitive information.


How to spot it: Closely look for details like unnatural facial movements or sloppy voice synchronization.

Supply chain attacks: Threat actors use AI to insert malicious code into legitimate vendor products, which eventually will compromise your system as well. 


How to protect yourself: Only download software from trusted sources. Always be vigilant with updates and patches.

AI-assisted hacking: Hackers no longer have to spend hours looking for vulnerabilities. Instead, with the help of AI, they can create automated programs that not only identify weaknesses in your system but also create new types of malware.


How to stay ahead: Keep your security systems and software updated. Also, a mandate should be set up to scan for vulnerabilities routinely.

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