Forget sextortion scams, we’re more worried about deepfake ransomware

Appetite for deepfake scams is expanding among users of underground forums, leading to concerns the technology could be used as part of extortion-based ransomware attacks.

Deepfakes are AI-generated videos and images that transplant the face of another individual – traditionally a celebrity or politician – into a scene in which they were not originally present. 

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Western Digital faces class-action suits over SMR hard drives

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