Are you aware of the latest cyber threat using very sophisticated AI tools?
It just happened to one of our clients, so I want to share what happened as a public service announcement, so you can protect yourself.
Plus, watch till the end where I'll share additional tips how to protect yourself from "phishing" attempts on Facebook.
UPDATE: Since I shot the video, additional details emerged: Apparently, the con artist left voicemails and engaged in actual phone conversations using an AI-generated voice that sounded just like me... though not quite.
So, beware of any phone calls/conversations that follow the similar pattern of online "phishing" attempts for sensitive information.
In an era where technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, our online security is facing challenges like never before. This post is inspired by a recent event, which serves as a stark reminder of the evolving landscape of cybercrime.
Here's the disturbing trend: Hackers are now using AI tools to create convincing impersonations of real people. Imagine receiving a message from a colleague or a familiar contact, only to realize later that it was an AI-generated fake, designed to extract sensitive information from you. This new tactic represents a significant escalation in the cyber threats we face, making it more difficult to distinguish between what's real and what's a scam.
Additionally, these threats extend to platforms like Facebook, where users are bombarded with messages warning of content violations or urgent actions required. These messages often contain misleading links and are adorned with official-looking logos, making them appear credible at first glance.
So stay vigilant, stay informed, and here's more relevant information provided by Facebook.
Scammers who try to trick people into sharing personal information, passwords, or credit card numbers typically do so via fraudulent emails, messages, or websites that might appear legitimate, such as a bank, email provider, or social media platform. More on common scams below.
To start, here are three simple rules to help you protect yourself when encounter a scam:
On social media, look out for the following signs when considering whether to accept a friend request or respond to a message:
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