Britain’s first ‘deep fake’ fraud: Energy executive conned into handing over £200000 to thieves who …

This has been on the cards ever since the first ‘deep-fake’ videos came to light. Trust, but verify…:

[…] A British energy executive was tricked into paying more than £200,000 to cyber scammers who used artificial intelligence to fake his boss’s voice.

In what is thought to be the first case of its kind, hoaxers used so-called ‘deep fake’ computer technology to defraud the multi-billion-pound energy firm.

In a chilling echo of BBC drama The Capture, the UK manager of the unnamed firm was duped into transferring the money after a phone call that appeared to come from his boss at the German parent company.

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