Cybercriminals use AI for more sophisticated cyber attacks
MANILA -Cybercriminals are now using artificial intelligence (AI) to launch an even more sophisticated online assault that could infiltrate corporate network systems and disrupt business operations, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
Noushin Shabab, senior security researcher of Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific, said that AI could be used in lodging advanced persistent threats (APT), a cyberattack that seeks to obtain unauthorized access into a computer network and tends to avoid detection for an extended period.
The attacks are usually launched via emails, targeting employees of the organizations.
“Nowadays, APT actors combine sophisticated techniques to evade detection and stealthy methods to maintain persistence. New AI developments can be of assistance to cybercriminals from reconnaissance stage to data exfiltration,” Shabab said.