AI rise will lead to increase in cyberattacks, GCHQ warns

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By James Pearson LONDON (Reuters) – The rapid development of novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools will lead to an increase in cyberattacks and lower the barrier of entry for less sophisticated hackers to do digital harm, Britain’s GCHQ spy agency warned on Wednesday. That lower entry barrier will also likely contribute to the global rise in ransomware attacks, whereby criminals encrypt computer systems for a digital ransom, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, said in a report. “AI will almost certainly increase the volume and heighten the impact of cyberattack…

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