Ukraine is using AI-generated images of women to trap and obtain sensitive information from Russian soldiers.
Molfar, a Ukrainian risk assessment and analysis firm, told The Times they are creating fake profiles on dating apps and ‘swiping right’ on ‘really desperate’ foot soldiers to trick them into sharing details about the war victory over the Russian invasion.
‘Angelina’, responsible for talking with some of the soldiers behind a false profile, said that they are looking for information on the number of troops, military equipment, the success of the attacks and logistical issues.
Staff say inexperienced recruits share information about their roles, where they are serving and the changing experience of war on the front lines.
They say ‘don’t bother with the horny ones’ as they only want to talk about sex.
Excerpts from a conversation show a Russian soldier saying: ‘You need to be taken to Moscow as soon as possible. I do not like wait [sex] too long’, before Angelina slows down, suggesting that he be ‘decent and faithful’.
A Twitter user used the Midjourney artificial intelligence system to create these images of people at a party. Now Ukrainian supporters are using AI faces to extract sensitive information from Russian soldiers.
As published in The Times, a conversation between one of the women and a Russian soldier
Speaking to The Times, Angelina and her colleague, Masha, explained that they don’t feel bad about their targets.
“They come to my country, they want to kill my people,” Angelina explained.
She said her brother was killed in the conflict at the start of the war and her father is currently in the service.
Throughout the war, Ukraine and its allies have relied on innovative new AI technologies in a variety of applications, including analyzing satellite imagery and conducting battlefield damage assessments, National Defense Magazine explained.
Geospatial intelligence has been the main AI application for Ukraine since 2022.
Artificial intelligence systems can analyze satellite imagery, combining images from different sources to provide a clearer and more accurate lay of the land.
AI-powered facial recognition software has also helped Ukraine identify fallen soldiers and tackle misinformation head-on.
Yesterday, the head of MI6 gave a speech at the British Embassy in Prague about the possible role of AI for British intelligence and the place of Russian defectors in espionage.
sir richard moore he urged Russians dissatisfied with the war to join British intelligence if they wanted to “end the bloodshed” in the Ukraine.
He said: “While witnessing the venality, infighting and callous incompetence of their leaders, the human factor at its worst, many Russians are wrestling with the same dilemmas as their predecessors in 1968.
‘I invite you to do what others have done in the last 18 months and join us. Our door is always open…your secrets will be safe with us and together we will work to end the bloodshed.
Moore also used the speech to insist that AI would help spy missions to uncover secrets that machines can’t reach.
He believes that technology will soon give a prize to spy organizations like MI6, whose agents can be tasked with uncovering plots and conspiracies, infiltrating closed groups or influencing governments.
He did not believe that technology would replace humans, but it could be used as a tool to support them.
AI has long been used by spy agencies to aid their missions.
In 2021, GCHQ announced that it intended to use technology to address issues ranging from child sexual abuse to misinformation and human trafficking.
A Russian soldier in occupied territory during the invasion of Ukraine. Molfar staff said they are using fake profiles to trick ‘really desperate’ soldiers into getting information from them.
Another AI-generated image from Midjourney shows fake women at a party
As early as March 2019, a Russian defector claimed to have fallen for a Ukrainian spy in a chain of cheating, and handed over battle plans detailing a future planned invasion of Ukraine.
“I have a very special friend now,” he said at the time. He is “much more important to me” than his previous loyalty to pro-Moscow rebels in his homeland of eastern Ukraine.
She said that Russia planned to infiltrate 100,000 troops into the country in just four hours, bringing the country to its knees.
MailOnline reached out to Molfar for comment.
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