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LastPass thwarts attempt to deceive employee with deepfake audio

April 15, 2024
SC Magazine
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
A LastPass employee recently avoided a scam attempt involving a deepfake audio call impersonating the company's CEO, highlighting the rising threat of deepfake technology in cybersecurity. This incident, shared by LastPass to raise awareness, underscores the increasing use of deepfakes for executive impersonation and fraud campaigns, beyond the sophisticated operations of nation-state actors. The industry is urged to adapt by training staff to recognize and respond to these evolving social engineering attacks, which now extend beyond phishing emails to include voice, SMS, and video. Experts advocate for critical thinking and verification before action, emphasizing employee training as a crucial defense against these sophisticated threats.
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