AI-Powered Service Churns Out Pictures of Fake IDs Capable of Passing KYC/AML for as Little as $15
"A website called OnlyFake is claiming to use “neural networks” to generate realistic looking photos of fake IDs for just $15, radically disrupting the marketplace for fake identities and cybersecurity more generally," reported 404Media.
"In our own tests, OnlyFake created a highly convincing California driver's license, complete with whatever arbitrary name, biographical information, address, expiration date, and signature we wanted," reported 404Media.
404 Media then used another fake ID generated by the service to successfully step through the KYC process on OKX exchange.
"The service claims to use 'generators' which create up to 20,000 documents a day. The service’s owner, who goes by the moniker John Wick, told 404 Media that hundreds of documents can be generated at once using data from an Excel table."
Wick also told 404 Media their service could be used to bypass verification at a host of sites, including Binance, Revolut, Wise, Kraken, Bybit, Payoneer, Huobi, Airbnb, OKX and Coinbase, adding that it shouldn't be used for the purpose of forging documents.
"OnlyFake offers other technical measures to make its churned out images even more convincing. The service offers a metadata changer because identity verification services, or people, may inspect this information to determine if the photo is fake or not," was stated in the article.