Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger, New Research Says

What’s happening
A new report from VMware shows that cybersecurity professionals are seeing more deepfakes being used in cyber attacks.
Why it matters
Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate video and audio are make it seem like someone is saying or doing something that they’re not.

Deepfakes are increasingly being used in cyberattacks, a new report said, as the threat of the technology moves from hypothetical harms to real ones.Reports of attacks using the face- and voice-altering technology jumped 13% last year, according to VMware’s annual Global Incident Response Threat Report, which was released Monday. In addition, 66% of the cybersecurity …