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Deepfakes and deep fraud: The new security challenge of misinformation and impersonation

IDG Connect | September 1, 2020

Deepfakes, until recently, have just been an amusing part of the internet. Videos emerged of various celebrities in the wrong movie or interview, some were quite poorly made but others were almost like the real thing. They were entertaining and funny; not really given much thought and left to a corner of the internet. However, it was not long before politicians were the next target, videos emerging of significant figures like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump.

It was at this point that some serious concerns started to develop over the security implications of this technology.