Binance executive says scammers created deepfake ‘hologram’ of him to trick crypto developers

Scammers often impersonate companies or executives through fake emails and social media profiles. Now fraudsters have reportedly taken things to the next level by creating a “deepfake” of an executive at Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency platform. Patrick Hillmann, the chief communications officer at Binance, claims that a “sophisticated hacking team” used video footage of his past TV appearances and digitally altered it to make an “AI hologram” of him and trick people into meetings. In a company blog post, Hillman warned users to be vigilant following the incidents. “Other than the …