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Warning! Attackers are using AI to run automated attacks

Attackers are using AI to run automated attacks. 

Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist of Fortinet, said that cybercriminals are embracing AI to run automated attacks. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology lets cybercriminals develop next generation attacks such as machine- generated malware, ransomware and “cybercrime as a service”, said by the security strategist.

Instead of using traditional botnets to do coding and find multiple routes to attack a target, hackers will exercise self-learning infected devices to attack, called "swarmbots", said Mr Manky.