The rapid progress in Deepfake Audio Technology has made it harder to pinpoint real voices from synthetic ones.

‘Robocalling’ coupled with audio deepfakes has become the new vector of cyber attacks. The cybercriminals use automated voice callers and entice the victim to perform malicious actions.

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Cyber attacks through robocalls

  • Phishing attacks: Scammers send fake voicemails impersonating senior leadership. They instruct the victim to visit a website or install software, thus gaining unauthorised access to corporate networks.
  • Business Email Compromise scams: Attackers mimic publicly available audio of higher authoritiesThese are used in combination with an email scam to trick the company’s executives into transferring files or funds.

How to stay safe from robocalls?

  • Ensure the authenticity of calls prompting you to take immediate action or share sensitive information.
  • Verify by contacting the person via a known number, before transferring files or funds.
  • Be cautious about audios and videos that you share online.
  • Always comply with company policies before executing a request.