FBI: scammers use deepfakes in online job interviews

FBI: scammers use deepfakes in online job interviews

FBI: scammers use deepfakes on online interviews

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has warned of a growing number of cases of stolen personal information and deepfakes being used in remote IT jobs.

According to the agency, some people use fake photos and videos when browsing online -interviews.

“Telework positions include information technology and computer programming, databases, and software-related job functions,” the post reads. FBI.

The department added that this could allow attackers to gain access to confidential company and client information after they are hired:

“Some of the posted positions include access to personal information of clients , financial data and corporate IT databases.”

The department noted that not all fakes are of high quality and some of them were easily exposed due to various inconsistencies in voice and video synchronization.


“In these online interviews, the actions and movements of the lips of the candidate do not completely match the sound of the person speaking. Sometimes activities such as coughing, sneezing, or other auditory activities do not match the visual representation,” the department said.

The FBI asked victims to report these activities through the IC3 platform and include information that will help identify scammers trying to get a job using fake data.

Recall that in March, researchers discovered over 1,000 deepfake profiles on LinkedIn.

In May, scammers circulated a fake video on Twitter, in which Elon Musk “urged to invest” in an obvious scam.

In June, Google banned the training of models for creating deepfakes in the Colab cloud environment.

In the same month, the EU updated the rules to combat disinformation and fakes on the internet. More than 30 companies have joined the initiative, including Google, Meta, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter.