Learning to Confuse: Generating Training Time Adversarial Data with Auto-Encoder

NeurIPS 2019  ·  Ji Feng, Qi-Zhi Cai, Zhi-Hua Zhou ·

In this work, we consider one challenging training time attack by modifying training data with bounded perturbation, hoping to manipulate the behavior (both targeted or non-targeted) of any corresponding trained classifier during test time when facing clean samples. To achieve this, we proposed to use an auto-encoder-like network to generate the pertubation on the training data paired with one differentiable system acting as the imaginary victim classifier. The perturbation generator will learn to update its weights by watching the training procedure of the imaginary classifier in order to produce the most harmful and imperceivable noise which in turn will lead the lowest generalization power for the victim classifier. This can be formulated into a non-linear equality constrained optimization problem. Unlike GANs, solving such problem is computationally challenging, we then proposed a simple yet effective procedure to decouple the alternating updates for the two networks for stability. The method proposed in this paper can be easily extended to the label specific setting where the attacker can manipulate the predictions of the victim classifiers according to some predefined rules rather than only making wrong predictions. Experiments on various datasets including CIFAR-10 and a reduced version of ImageNet confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method and empirical results showed that, such bounded perturbation have good transferability regardless of which classifier the victim is actually using on image data.

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