Security Watch: Automated hacker attacks call for tough identity management
With online imposters, phishing and credential theft on the rise, identity management is your first line of defence
If you think hackers are bad, wait till you meet their automated counterparts. We’re entering a new era of digital threats; phishing has evolved, first to spear-phishing (targeted attacks designed to win the victim’s trust by impersonating a contact), and now to AI-powered spear-phishing, where deep learning language models and AI-as-a-service can customised the attack to each victim.
One study showcased at Defcon, Las Vegas, last month demonstrated that automated attacks beat those written by ...