The Panacea Ask Detection task is concerned with automatic detection of specific requests for information or action that the social engineer attackers expect their victims to perform. Gleaning of actions and intentions of adversaries in social engineering attacks from the adversaries’ language use as well as the content of communication with their targets is the focus of ask detection.

Below is an example of Panacea ask and framing detection output for a social engineering email. For more details, see Description.

The ask detection output example

Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under Contract No FA8650-18-C-7881. All statements of fact, opinion or conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the official views or policies of AFRL, DARPA, or the U.S. Government.