Incident 147: Hong Kong Bank Manager Swindled by Fraudsters Using Deepfaked Voice of Company Director

Description: In early 2020, fraudsters reportedly allegedly deepfaked the voice of a company's director, demanding a bank manager in Hong Kong to authorize a $35M transfer.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by scammers, which harmed Hong Kong bank manager.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


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