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LexisNexis’ Haywood Talcove Says Criminals Use AI to Defraud US Government

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LexisNexis’ Haywood Talcove Says Criminals Use AI to Defraud US Government

The CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ government group said criminals use artificial intelligence and generative AI to defraud the U.S. government.

Speaking with Fox News Digital, 4×24 member and 2022 Wash100 awardee Haywood Talcove said criminal groups use AI to steal COVID-19 relief benefits through fraudulent applications and expand their reach with the help of generative AI. He pointed out that government-targeted fraud and cybercrime is a deep enterprise that has a large presence on the dark web, with organizations reaching multiple countries and operating like multinational companies.

Talcove also noted that international criminal organizations offer fraud-as-a-service, generative AI and deepfake tools and other technologies to help actors steal from the U.S. government. He warned that by 2024, hackers can steal at least $1 trillion from the government using AI, Fox News reported.

Talcove’s warning is one of several statements from AI experts regarding AI security.

In August, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency experts Christine Lai and Jonathan Spring shared that AI systems should be secure by design to prevent unauthorized access to devices, data and infrastructure. In May, CISA Director and 2023 Wash100 awardee Jen Easterly said adversarial forces can use AI and deepfake technologies to target the United States. The CISA officials’ statements come amid the agency’s attempts to mitigate threats posed by AI language models.

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