The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of Italy has recently started a series of searches and an investigation into the widespread use of bots. These bots generate false or fake nude photographs of people on Telegram. Telegram is a messaging app.
The information follows an investigation by security firm Sensity. This investigation revealed that as of July 2020, there are more than 100,000 faked photographs found. These had been generated illegally and are shared in public Telegram channels. The telegram has the type of channels that can be joined by anyone and hence, there is even no restriction on who is getting these fake photographs.
The bots that are doing that, can generate false nudes which have some watermarks. Sometimes, they are solely partial nudity, and customers(group members) pay to “reveal” the entire picture. Users submit the photograph of a girl whom they want to see without clothes to the bot. They after paying some amount obtain a model of the photograph again with clothes “removed” and there is no sign of the picture being altered, this work is done so smoothly. A restricted variety of photographs that are generated by bots, most of which are taken from various social media accounts. These pictures are then manipulated, most of the victims are those who “appeared to be underage.”
Sensity also found that these fake nudes have been generated by the DeepNude software program. This software was also found on the surface of the internet last year. The creator of this software later took down the website. His statement while taking it down was “the probability that people will misuse it is too high.”
According to Sensity, anyway, the software program now has been reverse-engineered. It can be easily found out there on open supply repositories and also on torrenting websites.
“The ease to use these programs makes anyone with a photo and a bad mind make things worst. Anyone on the web potentially victims of deep fakes,” the company of Italy said in a statement this Friday (in Italy). It further said that it is investigating the matter. It is planning to ask Telegram to support and offer data to confirm whether or not it’s complying with information safety rules, in line with its assertion.
These notorious minds only need an idea. They have all intense powers to achieve any source of income even if it is making anyone’s life.
Deepfake, Telegram, Internet bot
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