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Top Cybercrime Trends to Watch for in 2022
Companies are gradually moving their operations to the cloud, and this trend will only accelerate in the future. The cloud, on the other hand, has proven to be equally vulnerable to cybercrime, with hackers breaching into cloud data.
Fremont, CA: With ever-increasing digitalization and newer technologies infiltrating our lives, predicting cyber crime strategies lurking in the shadows has become difficult. Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving field in which cyber criminals constantly surprise us with new, innovative, and novel cybercrime techniques. Analytics Insights has put together a list of the top ten cybercrime trends to watch in 2022.
Application of AI: Every industry has been transformed by AI, and cybersecurity is no exception. Artificial intelligence will be critical in the development of automated security systems, face detection, natural language processing, and automatic threat detection. The predictive technology will be able to detect threats ahead of time.
The proliferation of Ransomware: Ransomware targeting individuals and businesses will be a major threat in the coming years. Industries rely heavily on specialized software to run their daily operations, particularly in developing countries. For instance, the Wanna Cry ransomware attack on Public Health Service Hospitals in England and Scotland in 2020 infected over 70,000 medical devices.
Cloud Computing at Risk: Companies are gradually moving their operations to the cloud, and this trend will only accelerate in the future. The cloud, on the other hand, has proven to be equally vulnerable to cybercrime, with hackers breaching into cloud data. Cloud application vulnerabilities, cloud storage configuration issues, insufficient data deletion, and a lack of access and power are just a few of the issues that have yet to be invented!!
Automotive Hacking: Vehicles outfitted with automatic driving software that provides seamless connectivity to drivers as well as advanced driver assistance systems will become vulnerable to cyberattacks. Hackers can easily gain control of the vehicle or use microphones to listen in on conversations.
Mobiles are New Targets: Mobile banking malware and attacks increased by 50 percent in 2019. This trend will only worsen in 2022. More mobile variants are expected in the future, according to the Microsoft 365 defender research team. This is primarily due to machine learning, which fuels malware evolution.