Experts say that Artificial Intelligence enhanced Cyber Attacks are Coming!

Artificial Intelligence enhanced Cyber Attacks are said to be on their way. And as per the experts, they could come in the next 12 months.

But this doesn’t mean, that Robots will start marching the streets to destabilize your digital assets. Rather they will make the existing cyber attacks such as denial of service attacks, identity thefts, and password cracking more powerful and efficient. 

Experts say that AI enhanced hacking will be fool proof and will yield 99% results in favor of hackers. Moreover, it can not only help in stealing money, cause emotional harm or injure or kill people. But can also help in shutting down power to hundreds of thousands of people, shut down the database of healthcare and even affect national security

But, unlike shown in movies, AI propelled cyber attacks cannot make computers choose targets and attack them on their own. Means, human intelligence will have to be involved to create such attacks to launch them on particular targets.

Nevertheless, adding AI to cyber crime can yield maximized results to hackers as it helps in escalating the already evolving arms race between attackers and hackers.

Experts suggest that in near future AI driven cyber attacks will be propagated through automation to help human hackers forgo the nature’s limitations such as food and sleep. Moreover, AI will help cyber criminals to customize attacks and can be used to pull info from multiple sources to identify people who would be particularly vulnerable to attack.

On an overall note, it will help cyber attacks to react quickly when they encounter resistance or when cyber security experts fix weaknesses that had previously allowed entry by unauthorized users.

In general, Humans do not trust AI systems on a complete note as interpreting human actions has still been difficult for Artificial Intelligence Systems till date. But AI technology can add the much-needed sophistication to cyber crime (in this case) to yield better, if not the best results.

Note- Technology can be perpetuating or devastating. The thing is that it depends on who is using it and for what cause.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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