PINCH: An Adversarial Extraction Attack Frame work for Deep Learning Models

Explore the latest research on adversarial extraction attacks targeting Deep Learning models, including a new framework called PINCH. Learn how to enhance DL model attack robustness and mitigate extraction attacks on Large Language Models (LLMs).

Adversarial extraction attacks constitute an insidious threat against Deep Learning (DL) models in-which an adversary aims to steal the architecture, parameters, and hyperparameters of a targeted DL model.


Existing extraction attack literature have observed varying levels of attack success for different DL models and datasets, yet the underlying cause(s) behind their susceptibility often remain unclear, and would help facilitate creating secure DL systems.

In this paper we present PINCH: an efficient and automated extraction attack framework capable of designing, deploying, and analyzing extraction attack scenarios across heterogeneous hardware platforms. Using PINCH, we perform extensive experimental evaluation of extraction attacks against 21 model architectures to explore new extraction attack scenarios and further attack staging.

Our findings show:

  1. Key extraction characteristics whereby particular model configurations exhibit strong resilience against specific attacks
  2. Even partial extraction success enables further staging for other adversarial attacks
  3. Equivalent stolen models uncover differences in expressive power, yet exhibit similar captured knowledge.

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