Deepfake threats: Risk of false electronic evidence, extortion

In the first report produced through the Observatory function of the Europol Innovation Lab, Europol warns that the threats posed by deepfakes are increasing. Deepfake technology uses AI to alter existing images and sometimes create new ones. According to Security Week, deepfake threats fall into one of four categories: societal threats such as stoking social unrest, legal threats such as falsifying electronic evidence, personal threats such as harassment and bullying, and traditional cyberthreats such as extortion and fraud. 

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