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"Deepfake-Klitschko": Melynk warns of "perfidious weapon" - Mayors of Vienna and Madrid also fooled

2022-06-26T13:55:57.847Z

"Deepfake-Klitschko": Melynk warns of "perfidious weapon" - Mayors of Vienna and Madrid also fooled Created: 06/26/2022, 15:45 By: Franziska Schwarz Andriy Melnyk © Christian Spicker/Imago After the fraud attack on Berlin's mayor Giffey: The Ukraine ambassador Melnyk considers the trust between Berlin and Kyiv in the Ukraine war to be "stable". The news ticker. Klitschko on the phone : Now th



"Deepfake-Klitschko": Melynk warns of "perfidious weapon" - Mayors of Vienna and Madrid also fooled

Created: 06/26/2022, 15:45

By: Franziska Schwarz

Andriy Melnyk © Christian Spicker/Imago

After the fraud attack on Berlin's mayor Giffey: The Ukraine ambassador Melnyk considers the trust between Berlin and Kyiv in the Ukraine war to be "stable".

The news ticker.

  • Klitschko

    on the

    phone

    : Now the real one is contacting

    Giffey

    in the Ukraine conflict.

  • "Deepfake" attempt

    in the

    Ukraine war

    : Melnyk warns of hybrid warfare.

  • Vienna

    and

    Madrid

    also

    affected: Wrong Klitschkos call the mayor.

  • This

    news ticker

    on German reactions to the Ukraine war is constantly

    updated

    .

Berlin – Spectacular incident in the Ukraine war: the phone call with a wrong Klitschko also caused malice over Franziska Giffey.

But not by Andriy Melnyk.

"No deepfakes or other tricks by the Russians can shake the trust between Ukraine and Germany," the Ukrainian ambassador told

Welt am Sonntag (WamS)

.

Klitschko on the phone: Now the real one is contacting Giffey in the Ukraine conflict

The real Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kiev, spoke in the

picture

about "criminal activity", which the state security authorities are investigating.

He now offered Giffey

a phone call via the official channels via

picture .

She accepts that "very gladly", tweeted the SPD politician.

A video call between the Governing Mayor of Berlin and the alleged Klitschko had been prematurely terminated - after considerable doubts about the authenticity of the interlocutor.

The Berlin Senate Chancellery announced this on June 24th.

"Deepfake" attempt in the Ukraine war: Melnyk warns of hybrid warfare

The Senate Chancellery said it appears the alleged Klitschko was a "deepfake," a technology that uses artificial intelligence to insert real people's faces into photos or films.

So it seems as if the real person is speaking.

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According to Melnyk, the incidents show that deepfakes need to be taken much more seriously as part of Russia's hybrid warfare.

"It's a perfidious psychological weapon and the technology keeps getting better," he told

WamS

.

Ukraine war: Mayors of Vienna and Madrid also deepfake targets

According to media reports from Austria and Spain, the mayors of Vienna and Madrid were also called by the wrong Klitschko.

The Spaniard is also said to have broken off the call quickly.

(frs with AFP)

Source: merkur

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