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DHS threat assessment raises concerns over use of AI-developed malware in cyber attacks

By Sara Friedman / September 18, 2023

A Department of Homeland Security assessment of foreign and domestic terrorism threats flags AI-developed malware and software development assisted by AI as areas of concern with the potential to cause damaging attacks on critical infrastructure.

“State and non-state cyber actors continue to seek opportunistic access to critical infrastructure sector targets for disruptive and destructive attacks. Common tactics include denial-of- service, website defacement, and ransomware,” the 2024 Homeland Threat Assessment report says.

It continues, “Some of these actors also seek...


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