In a recent statement on March 10, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division released a Private Industry Notification (PIN) warning of deepfake attacks. The FBI noted that the emerging security threat is a real one, and that “Malicious actors almost certainly will leverage synthetic content for cyber and foreign influence operations in the next 12-18 months.”
The PIN also warned that “cyber actors may use synthetic content to create highly believable spearphishing messages or engage in sophisticated social engineering attacks,” and offers general guidance for defending your company from these disinformation content campaigns.
This official statement from the United States government agency is only just one of the latest confirmations of deepfakes as a serious danger to both business and other organizations alike. Over the past few years, Technologent's Chief of Information Security Operations (CISO), Jon Mendoza, has initiated a rallying cry against these cybersecurity attacks and is paving the way in regards to data protection and threat prevention best practices within various industries.