Running a business by yourself is hard enough without worrying about cyberattacks. But now there’s a new reason to be concerned: hackers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out advanced cyberattacks. These attacks can steal your data and disrupt your business.

The good news is that you can take steps to protect your business. This blog will explain how cybercriminals use AI and what you can do to keep your business safe.

Here are some ways cybercriminals use AI:


Hackers create very realistic fake videos or audio recordings that look or sound like someone you know, like your manager or a trusted friend. They use these deepfakes to trick you into sending money or giving away proprietary information.

How to spot it:  Look closely for details like unnatural facial movements or voices that don’t sync properly with the video.

AI-powered password cracking:

Cybercriminals use AI to easily crack simple and common passwords. AI offers advanced computations enabling hackers to quickly try millions of combinations to guess your password.

How to fight back:  Always use unique passwords and consider using a password manager.

AI-assisted hacking:

Hackers now use AI to find and exploit weaknesses in your system. With the help of AI, hackers can develop automated programs that not only find your vulnerabilities but AI can also quickly create new types of malware to take advantage of those vulnerable areas.

How to stay ahead:  Keep your security systems and software updated and conduct regular scans of your system.

Supply chain attacks:

Hackers use AI to put harmful code into products from trusted vendors. This code can later harm your system.

How to protect yourself:  Software should be downloaded only from trusted sources and be cautious when installing updates and patches.

Strengthen your defences

AI-powered cybercrime is becoming a bigger threat. Having a strong IT partner can be your best protection. Partner with us to use advanced technology to improve your defences.  Contact us today for a free consultation and find out how our team can keep your business safe from cyber risks.

Download our checklist here to see how you can better protect yourself and your business.

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