“However, criminals will almost always find a way to adapt to, and even circumvent, the most secure system,” he wrote.
“Over the past month I have received several online messages thanking me for taking the time to meet with the project teams about potential opportunities to list my assets on Binance.com.
“That was strange because I don’t have an overview or insight into Binance’s listings and have never met any of these people before.
“It turns out that a sophisticated hacking team has used past news interviews and television appearances over the years to create a ‘deeply fake’ persona about me.
“Without the £15 I won during COVID, this deep fake was sophisticated enough to fool many highly intelligent members of the crypto community.”
Web3 Is Going Just Great, a website run by software engineer Molly White, has documented multiple scams, thefts, rugs and more that have cost millions of dollars in the past week alone.
The site tracks examples of how blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other things in the Web3 technology space often don’t fare as proponents suggest.
White took issue with Hillman’s story, wondering if it “might be a case to cover Binance’s collective butt after it was caught charging listing fees for tokens they never list.” “.
She noted that the only evidence presented was a redrawn LinkedIn conversation in which the unidentified person told Hillman “they impersonated your hologram.”
Wood said it would be “remarkable” if deepfakes could fool people.
“Until now, video deepfakes have been mostly limited to robotic-sounding and grainy pre-recorded Elon Musk impersonations, rather than anything that can respond naturally and quickly to live conversations.
“But who’s to say, really—perhaps Deepfakers has had considerable success with intriguing implications, and Hillman didn’t feel it worth elaborating on,” concluded White.