Research Saturday 2.4.23
Ep 267 | 2.4.23

Can ransomware turn machines against us?

Show Notes

Tom Bonner and Eoin Wickens from HiddenLayer's SAI Team to discuss their research on weaponizing machine learning models with ransomware. Researchers at HiddenLayer’s SAI Team have developed a proof-of-concept attack for surreptitiously deploying malware, such as ransomware or Cobalt Strike Beacon, via machine learning models.

The attack uses a technique currently undetected by many cybersecurity vendors and can serve as a launchpad for lateral movement, deployment of additional malware, or the theft of highly sensitive data. In this research the team raising awareness by demonstrate how easily an adversary can deploy malware through a pre-trained ML model.

The research can be found here: