Day: 28 February 2024

Kamil Malinka and Anton Firc from FIT BUT demonstrated the sophistication of deepfakes at a meeting of cybercrime specialists


How to most effectively detect and combat new phenomena in cybercrime was the main topic of a two-day meeting of specialists in this area of crime from the ranks of prosecutors and police officers organized by the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office in cooperation with the Judicial Academy in Kroměříž. Specialist criminologists and prosecutors from all over the Czech Republic meet regularly every year within an informal expert network and exchange experiences. This time, for the first time, they also invited fellow police officers and prosecutors from Slovakia to a joint meeting.

Experts from both countries agreed that specialisation and continuous training is key to effectively combat cybercrime, enabling them to keep up to date with increasingly sophisticated criminal tactics. Such meetings also have the benefit of exchanging specific lessons learned from successful cases.  

One of the biggest challenges is the rapid development of deepfake technology, which brings with it extensive risks associated with the spread of disinformation, identity theft, various types of fraud, phishing attacks or extortion and a range of other illegal activities. The researchers Kamil Malinka and Anton Firc from the Faculty of Information Technology of Brno University of Technology illustrated how credible simulations of foreign faces and voices created by artificial intelligence can be.  

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