A fake photo of a terrifying explosion at the Pentagon circulated the internet Monday, but not before causing panic in the stock market. “A purportedly AI-generated photo of a fake explosion at the Pentagon spread rapidly on social media on Monday – prompting mass confusion among users and a brief selloff in the US stock market” reports the New York Post.
As the photo was shared on social media platforms, US stocks took a dip; fortunately recovery occurred “quickly”. The Post reported that the photo showing billowing smoke “was shared by Russian state media outlet and other accounts alongside claims that an explosion has occurred at the complex. RT later deleted the image.”
This morning, an AI generated image of an explosion at the US Pentagon surfaced.
With multiple news sources reporting it as real, the S&P 500 fell 30 points in minutes.
This resulted in a $500 billion market cap swing on a fake image.
It then rebounded once the image was… pic.twitter.com/DpHgflkMXP
— The Kobeissi Letter (@KobeissiLetter) May 22, 2023
The scare is the latest example of the global damages and repercussions that can occur due to artificial intelligence. The Post gives additional examples: “Previously, social media users were tricked by viral AI-generated images of Pope Francis wearing a Balenciaga puffer jacket and of former President Donald Trump clashing with the NYPD while being arrested.”
@PFPAOfficial and the ACFD are aware of a social media report circulating online about an explosion near the Pentagon. There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public. pic.twitter.com/uznY0s7deL
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) May 22, 2023
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The alleged breach was first reported by Australian site Cyber Security Connect and although Sony has not confirmed the breach, it has said it is investigating the claims. ‘We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time,” Sony’s press release read.
Ransomed.vc claimed on both the clear and dark nets ‘We have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems,’ , as reported by Cyber Security Connect. ‘We won’t ransom them! We will sell the data. Due to Sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE,’ the group Ransomed.vc said in a statement.
The Daily Mail reports the Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc has posted a power point presentation online showing how the hacking was done, including screenshots of a login page and screenshots of files. The Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc threatened to post the information online on September 28 if it is not paid. The warning also gives Sony contact details for the group saying it is in possession of 6,000 files, which is described as ‘small’ compared to ‘all of Sony’s systems.’
The Daily Mail adds that the stolen data is reported to be in Japanese, and “In a bizarre element to the alleged hack is that Ransomed.vc has said that if payment isn’t received, it will be obligated to report the breach to the European Union’s data privacy body.”
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