What we were missing: AI is now capable of generating fake IDs

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Fake documentation generated by AI

The debate on the limits of AI is going to add a new chapter with information from a website that manages to create realistic images of identification documents, such as passports, identity cards or driving licenses. A new era of documentary falsification.

The widespread availability of these fake identity documents raises serious concerns about their misuse for criminal activities.

Fake documentation generator

A site called “OnlyFake” is posting incredibly realistic images of fake ID documents using Artificial Intelligence and fakes seem to work. 404 Media said it tested the site and got almost instant results for a fake California driver’s license.

So that the falsification is as credible as possiblethe imaging tool asks for data such as name, biographical information, address, expiration date, and signature that we want.

Fake passport generated by Artificial Intelligence

This OnlyFake tool generates realistic fake driving licenses, ID cards, and passports from 26 countries, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and several countries of the European Union. Accept payments in various cryptocurrencies through the Coinbase merchant payments service.

The person behind OnlyFake calls himself “John Wick” and claims that these IDs can bypass controls in the main exchanges such as Binance, Kraken, Bybit, Huobi, Coinbase, OKX and also the neobank Revolut. 404 Media staff have stated that they have managed to overcome the security controls of the exchange OKX successfully. Users of one Telegram channel also claim to have been successful in using these fake IDs to pass checks on other exchanges such as Kraken, Bybit, Huobi, and PayPal.

The media summarizes this finding as a instant fake id factory “which threatens to simplify everything from bank fraud to money laundering and has implications for cybersecurity in general”.

The level of credibility is such that it can bypass verification processes known as KYC (know your client/customer), the process carried out by financial institutions to verify the identity of their clients in compliance with legal requirements.

The creator admits that like any AI image generator, errors may appear in some of the images, but overall the overall result is very realistic, including believable backgrounds such as a fluffy rug behind the two sided fake id.

Another danger of AI

Using what you describe as neural networks to produce falsified documents For only 15 dollars (about 14 euros), this company threatens to significantly disrupt cybersecurity by putting counterfeits on the market, with an obvious knock-on effect on online identity verification procedures.

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Joseph Cox

@josephfcox

New: inside the underground site where “neural networks” churn out fake IDs
– I tested, made two IDs in minutes
– used one to successfully bypass the identity verification check on a cryptocurrency exchange
– massive implications for crime, cybersecurity

February 7, 2024 • 09:03


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The owner of OnlyFake claims that they can produce hundreds of fake IDs at once (up to 20,000 documents a day) using Excel data (at full capacity, this would mean a daily income of $300,000 for its developers) and that the era of Photoshopped documents is coming to an end. Easy access to convincing fake IDs raises concerns about identity fraud and money laundering through the use of crypto exchanges and neobanks.

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