Attack of the Tails: Yes, You Really Can Backdoor Federated Learning

Published in Neurips 20, 2020

Recommended citation: Wang H, Sreenivasan K, Rajput S, Vishwakarma H, Agarwal S, Sohn JY, Lee K, Papailiopoulos D. Attack of the tails: Yes, you really can backdoor federated learning. arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.05084. 2020 Jul 9.

After several back and forth papers about whether Federated Learning is vulnerable to backdoor attacks, we finally conclude the saga. We show both with theory and experiments that FL is indeed vulnerable.