SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The state spy agency plans to launch a new service to update the public on new patterns in the latest international crimes and how to avoid falling prey to any nefarious schemes.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) announced on Wednesday that it had decided to roll out on a non-regular basis a newsletter titled ‘international crime risk alert’ through its website and Facebook account.
The newsletter service is aimed at protecting the public from being deceived or damaged by new international crimes by analyzing the information that the International Crime Information Center collects from overseas, including patterns of new international crimes and the cases of victims.
The first newsletter included information on deepfake crime, in which criminals attempt to extort money by deceiving the victims through face and voice imitation.
The NIS noted that in January, there was a domestic case in which criminals asked for money by making pornographic deepfake videos using an ordinary woman’s face.
The agency urged caution saying that deepfakes are often abused for voice phishing overseas.
The agency stressed that in case of international crimes, once damage occurs, it is hard to recover since criminal servers and organizations are typically located overseas.
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