Scammers now using deepfake audio to impersonate CEOs in fraud attempts, says security company


Nisos advised employees who have received suspicious voicemails to simply call the person back using a known number and verify any instructions with them. — Dreamstime/TNS

An employee at an undisclosed tech company has received a deepfake audio impersonating the voice of its chief executive officer asking for assistance to finalise an “urgent business deal”, according to a security company that investigated the incident.

US-based Nisos told Vice in a report that it analysed the voicemail that the employee received in June and determined that it was fake, a “synthetic audio” made to fool the receiver.

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