The field of adversarial machine learning has experienced a near exponential growth in the amount of papers being produced since 2018. This massive information output has yet to be properly processed and categorized. In this paper, we seek to help alleviate this problem by systematizing the recent advances in adversarial machine learning black-box attacks since 2019. Our survey summarizes and categorizes 20 recent black-box attacks. We also present a new analysis for understanding the attack success rate with respect to the adversarial model used in each paper. Overall, our paper surveys a wide body of literature to highlight recent attack developments and organizes them into four attack categories: score based attacks, decision based attacks, transfer attacks and non-traditional attacks. Further, we provide a new mathematical framework to show exactly how attack results can fairly be compared.

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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (CWI), The Netherlands

Mahmood, K., Mahmood, R., Rathbun, E., & van Dijk, M. (2021). Back in Black: A comparative evaluation of recent state-of-the-art black-box attacks. IEEE Access, 10, 998–1019. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3138338