Phishing works so well crims won’t bother with deepfakes, says Sophos chap

Panic over the risk of deepfake scams is completely overblown, according to a senior security adviser for UK-based infosec company Sophos.

“The thing with deepfakes is that we aren’t seeing a lot of it,” Sophos researcher John Shier told El Reg last week.

Shier said current deepfakes – AI generated videos that mimic humans – aren’t the most efficient tool for scammers to utilize because simpler and cheaper attacks like phishing and other forms of social engineering work very well.

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Source: The Register