Η company security McAfee published a report with its forecasts for cyber threats during 2020. The report presents the changing trends in its field crime at cyberspaceOf technology and legislation. Researchers predict that cybercriminals will perform even more complex attacks, as they want to be one step ahead of security practices and programs.
“The continuous developments at artificial intelligence (AI) and mechanical learning have led to priceless technological benefits, but that means they are also exploited by cybercriminals, ”said McAfee security researcher Raj Samani.
For example, AI technology can be used for creation deepfake video that can mislead the world. The most worrying thing, though, is that thanks to this technology, they can even create deepfakes hackers who are not particularly experienced.
In addition to using the above sophisticated technology, hackers will perform even more attacks on corporate networks to steal information. According to McAfee forecasts, they are expected a lot attacks Two-stage ransomware.
As most businesses are focused on cloud services, the need for cloud security is greater than ever.
What are its main predictions McAfee on 2020 Threats?
More possibilities for creation deepfake video from less specialized hackers: As mentioned above, hackers can leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to create fake video that show people saying things that they have never actually said. This means that what the viewer sees is not true. Attackers are now able to create very convincing videos and target specific groups of people.
Bypassing face recognition by using deepfakes: The researchers They believe that technology development and increased creation of deepfakes will be used by companies that are rivaling each other. Hackers can use deepfakes to bypass her recognition face. Businesses need to understand the risks associated with face recognition technology and other biometrics systems. They should also invest in education for risk recognition.
Ransomware attacks will take place in two stages: McAfee researchers predict that 2020 The ransomware attacks on corporate networks will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the hackers will distribute the ransomware to the system and seek ransom to retrieve the victims' encrypted files. In the second stage, the hackers will again target themselves victims (who have paid and recovered their files) and will blackmail them to reveal sensitive data they had stolen before the ransomware attack.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) will be the weakest point to compromise the cloud: The vulnerabilities will continue to allow unauthorized access, leakage data etc.
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