AI Generated Phishing Campaigns Are Already Present on LinkedIn

Ever since AI first broke out onto the scene, people started to predict the positive as well as negative impacts it could have from a long term point of view. AI can bring a lot of benefits to the table, but in spite of the fact that this is the case it might also end up making malicious actors have an easier time of things than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a phishing campaign that was generated largely through AI has already been spotted. According to researchers who are working at a cybersecurity firm by the name of SafeGuard Cyber, there was an ad that they noticed on LinkedIn that looked truly suspicious in a number of ways.

The ad was clearly made with AI because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up creating a unique pattern that can be seen in the bottom right corner. This is highly indicative of art that is generated using some form of AI such as DALL-E, so it’s pretty clear that malicious actors have already started using the advanced tech for their own nefarious purposes with all things having been considered and taken into account.

If you were to take a look at the ad, you would notice that it is attempting to sell a whitepaper that can aid marketers in streamlining their processes. However, there is a catch, namely that anyone that signs up for the service would have to hand over a considerable amount of their personal and private data along with potentially losing access to a few of their accounts.

Signing up for the service would lead to the user getting phished, and the existence of AI generated art might actually end up making it seem more legitimate. This seems to suggest that more work needs to be done in order to inform people about the dangers of AI. This would allow users to become more aware of what they are in for.

H/T: TR / Illustration: Freepik/pikisuperstar

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