Unit 4: Task

Share your thoughts on what you imagine to be the future of cyberattacks. Consider the types of information we store and share online today. What information will hackers try to get in the future? What approaches do you think they will use?

As we slowly put more and more of our lives online including huge amounts of photos as well as videos I believe the future of cyberattacks will include the stealing of our likeness to comment blackmail and fraud. A recent type of program has begun worrying law enforcement worldwide, these programs are known as ‘Deepfakes’. These programs can superimpose a persons face onto a video or, in the case of more recent significantly more advanced programs, via the use of AI deep learning create completely fabricated videos. Other AI-based programs can skim the internet for videos containing a specific person’s voice and create a sophisticated program that can make it sound like almost anyone is saying anything.

Considering the speed of advancement that most new forms of technology have criminals will soon literally be able to steal a person’s likeness to commit a variety of identity theft-related crimes.

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