Label Universal Targeted Attack

Naveed Akhtar, Mohammad A. A. K. Jalwana, Mohammed Bennamoun, Ajmal Mian

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We introduce Label Universal Targeted Attack (LUTA) that makes a deep model predict a label of attacker's choice for `any' sample of a given source class with high probability. Our attack stochastically maximizes the log-probability of the target label for the source class with first order gradient optimization, while accounting for the gradient moments. It also suppresses the leakage of attack information to the non-source classes for avoiding the attack suspicions. The perturbations resulting from our attack achieve high fooling ratios on the large-scale ImageNet and VGGFace models, and transfer well to the Physical World. Given full control over the perturbation scope in LUTA, we also demonstrate it as a tool for deep model autopsy. The proposed attack reveals interesting perturbation patterns and observations regarding the deep models.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019

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PublisherCornell University, Ithaca, NY


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