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Developing nations 'ideal testing ground' for hackers

Hackers want to evade detection before deploying skills against a state with advanced defenses

Sheera Frenkel | NYT  |  San Francisco 

The attack had the hallmarks of something researchers had dreaded for years: Malicious software using artificial intelligence (AI) that could lead to a new digital arms race in which AI-driven defenses battled AI-driven offenses while humans watched from the sidelines. But what was not as widely predicted was that one of the earliest instances of that sort of malware was found in India, not in a sophisticated British banking system or a government network in the United States. Security researchers are increasingly looking in countries outside the West to discover the newest, ...

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 02:29 IST