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NBI: AI yearbook trend has identity theft risk

by Kiko Cueto

THE National Bureau of Investigation warned the public against using the  AI-powered photo generator apps, as they claimed that it can be used for identity theft or other scams.

According to the NBI, “there have been reports of such cases already.”

They said that the viral AI-powered application, which generates high school yearbook photos as if taken from the 90s, is something that people should be careful of.

The app, which is paid, is actually being used by celebrities and influencers.

It requires users to upload 8-12 selfies.

The NBI explained that the submitted photos “can be used to craft fake profiles leading to incidents of identity theft, data breaching, sexual exploitation, phishing attacks, ransomware attacks, and other various malicious activities.”

“While it may appear to be harmless and amusing, this AI-driven technology has the potential to be maliciously exploited,” the NBI said.



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