Why cybercriminals like AI as much as cyberdefenders do

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Artificial technology may escalate a long-running arms race between financial institutions and cybercriminals. The technology is helping banks' cybersecurity teams detect and deal with breaches. Unfortunately, AI also creates new vulnerabilities in systems, since leaving machines in charge opens up opportunities for mistakes and manipulation. Further, AI helps attackers do their jobs more efficiently. For example, in attacks carried out last year, the writers of the Petya malware used AI to identify vulnerabilities and scan millions of ports in seconds to find the holes.