Panda Security’s predictions on this year’s top threats

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The past year has been one of the busiest for the company cyber security: numerous data thefts, various breaches and attacks on infrastructure. For this reason, Panda Security has drawn up a list of the main ones cybersecurity threats for 2023 that could have an impact on the life and activities of each of us.

Computer security according to Panda Security. The Ransomware Problem

I Ransomware represent a constant type of attack by cybercriminals and it is easy to think that they will continue to cause damage even in 2023. Among the most developed attack categories are Ransomware-as-a-service and through these cybercriminals will continue to target the critical infrastructure and public and government agencies, causing considerable inconvenience to consumers and temporarily paralyzing these structures. Not even individuals are protected from direct attacks: as always, cybercriminals will continue to attack any active user.

Computer security according to Panda Security. Cryptocurrency scams

Although the sector has contracted in recent months, it is expected in 2023 that the market for cryptocurrencies will continue to grow. The type of investment and the attractiveness of the companies will make the market attractive for users and this will unfortunately lead to an increase in scams in the sector.

Digital nomads and smart working

Despite the review by many companies of the policies related to the smart working, mobile workplaces remain and will continue to be an entry point for cybercriminals to corporate networks, causing harm to organizations. Both individual training and corporate device technology are improving, but the bad guys will continue to look for holes in the systems of the digital nomads and for traveling employees, or who take advantage of smart working, to enter the systems of companies and public bodies.

Security of smart devices connected to the home network

The number of connected devices that each user uses in the home will continue to increase. Beyond latest generation smart devices and appliances, toys or other objects will also start to connect to the local WiFi network and 5G network. Unfortunately, every connected device presents an opportunity for hackers to break into a home system and cause damage.

Crime of the Metaverse

Il Metaverso will become a new conquest ground for cybercriminals. With its potentially widespread adoption, the virtual world will effectively become a parallel reality in which all the problems of the real world will be present. Cybercriminals could use the Metaverse to infect users with ransomware.

Attacks on smart cars

The electric cars, hybrid cars and most of the newer models they have a long list of pre-installed smart technologies that represent opportunities for hackers to capitalize on the vulnerabilities inherent in these applications.

Attacks promoted by other states

date on geopolitical tensions, especially against the US, cyberattacks organized by foreign states are conceivable in 2023. US users and businesses will have to worry about any attacks by foreign states such as Iran, Russia, North Korea and China that may have impact on the lives of many. The consequences could be supply chain problems, damage to critical infrastructure or limited access to public services caused perhaps by ransomware attacks fueled by countries hosting cyber terrorists.

Political hacking

L’hacking politico especially in the USA in preparation for the 2024 presidential elections. As in the previous electoral round, hackers will seek information on influencers, politicians and high-profile personalities, close to Democrats and Republicans, to be used as bargaining chips for political reasons, as well as create fake news to harm one or the other faction. These actions could have a significant impact on voting decisions and will likely affect future election results.