According to FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the number of complaints about the use of deepfake technology in online interviews when hiring remote employees, as well as attempts to steal personal information, has increased significantly in recent times.
A deepfake is a method of changing the appearance or voice of a person using artificial intelligence technologies. In this case, you can get an impressive result in real-time, indistinguishable from the original.
More companies are reporting people applying for jobs using videos, images or recordings that are edited to look and sound like someone else, according to the FBI.
Specifically, they are companies seeking talent in areas such as “information technology and computer programming, database, and software related job functions,” according to the administration. Some of these positions also control a large amount of private data, such as customer information, patents, financial data, etc.
The FBI emphasizes that the use of deepfakes can greatly facilitate industrial espionage or data theft by attackers. FBI officials asked victims — including companies that received these types of deepfakes — to report any information that would help identify scammers.