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US Senate Approves New Deepfake Bill

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The US bill must now pass through the House of Representatives.

US legislation mandating government study to deepfakes took a step nearer to becoming law this week after it passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

Developed by Democrat senators such as Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto, the Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks (IOGAN) Act acknowledges the significance of this analysis as nation-states and cyber-criminals hone their resources.

A generative adversarial system is a software program designed to be trained using real inputs (e.g. photos ) to create similar, however artificial, outputs (e.g. deepfakes),” noticed that a review of the bill.

“Especially, the NSF should encourage research on falsified or falsified content and data validity and NIST must encourage research for the development of measurements and criteria essential to hasten the progression of the technical tools to analyze the purpose and outputs of generative adversarial networks or alternative technology which synthesize or manipulate content”

Only this week, Europol, the UN, and Trend Micro cautioned in a fresh report of their malicious usage of deepfakes.

The technology offers cyber-criminals and says actors chances to extort high profile figures through other and pornographic material with their faces undermine authorities through misinformation and might also be utilized in quasi-BEC efforts to convince corporate victims to earn big wire transfers.

The latter method has been used by attackers using a sound clip, where a British CEO was duped into sending 200,000 into his attackers.

The capacity for political disturbance possibly accounts for the Senate’s unanimous approval of IOGAN.

“In 2019 a deepfake movie that went viral Malaysia included a political aide that seemed to admit to having had homosexual relations with a cabinet minister,” mentioned that the Europol report.

“Additionally, the movie contained a telephone to have the ministry investigated for alleged corruption. While the rationale behind the movie (beyond personality defamation) remains unclear, it triumphed wreak havoc and destabilize the coalition government”

Priyanshu Vijayvargiya
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'Virtualattacks Inc' Priyanshu Vijayvargiya is a cybersecurity analyst, Information Security professional, developer, and a white hat hacker.


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