My Boss is an AI (Part 2)
In the first part of this series, “My Boss is an AI”, we explored how artificial intelligence (AI) has facilitated voice cloning and how it has impacted cybersecurity. Today, we delve deeper by examining how cybercriminals can access CEO’s emails and use AI to mimic their writing style.
How can a criminal gain access to a CEO’s email?
Access to a CEO’s email can be obtained through a phishing attack. The criminal sends an email that appears to come from a legitimate source, prompting the recipient to reveal sensitive information, such as passwords. Once the criminal has access to the email, they can then collect a large amount of textual data.
Training an LLM (AI like chatGPT) to mimic writing style
This textual data can then be used to train an LLM (large-scale language model). An LLM is a form of AI that has been trained on a large amount of text. It is capable of mimicking a person’s writing style based on the textual data it has received. By using an LLM, a criminal can create emails that appear to have been written by the CEO themselves. To learn more about training LLMs, you can consult this video.
Why standard security recommendations are no longer sufficient
However, even if companies follow the precautionary recommendations of cybersecurity agencies like FBI, it may not be enough. Cybercriminals can now use LLMs to create very credible fakes at a relatively low cost. Standard recommendations, such as verifying the sender’s email address and being wary of suspicious attachments, are no longer sufficient in the face of these new threats.
Using Sealfie for enhanced security
In the face of these challenges, companies can turn to solutions like Sealfie. Sealfie offers a technology that allows for the reliable verification of the true decision-makers and the right contacts, adding minimal friction. It can even replace heavy processes that are often poorly followed, especially during vacation periods or in emergencies. By using Sealfie, companies can certify all kinds of transactions, whether physical or digital, and detect forgery and identity theft.
Don’t wait the criminals now have their own LLM wormGPT which is best known to help in the business email compromise fraud. Only by adopting proactive and sophisticated solutions like Sealfie can companies stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and protect their valuable digital assets. The innovative approach of Inkan.link, labeled deeptech and radically simple to use, makes the lives of criminals more complex, while simplifying cybersecurity protection for businesses.