Microsoft report claims US opponents are gearing up for an AI war

Microsoft has claimed in a new security advisory that US rivals such as Iran, Russia and North Korea are preparing to step up their cyberwar efforts using modern generative AI. 

The problem is aggravated, it adds, by a chronic shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel. The briefing quotes a 2023 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study which says that roughly 4 million additional support staff will be required to cope with the upcoming onslaught. Microsoft’s own studies in 2023 highlighted a huge rise in password attacks over two years from 579 per second to over 4000 a second

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