By Enterprise Security Magazine | Saturday, December 05, 2020
Techniques for fake audio or video or audio are now progressive enough to be weaponized and used to generate targeted content to manipulate stock prices, opinions, or worse.
FREMONT, CA: One foreseeable thing about cybersecurity is that threat players will always pursue to take gain of chief events or changes such as COVID-19 or the rollout of 5G for their gain. Thus, to stay ahead of threats, firms ought to be proactive and leave no part of their attack surface vulnerable or unmonitored, or they risk becoming the next prey of sophisticated and targeted attacks.
Below are critical cybersecurity predictions for 2021, specifying the crucial security challenges that organizations will face.
The Botnet Army Will Remain to Grow
Hackers have established several malware families into botnets to build armies of infected computers to launch attacks. One frequently used malware in 2020, Emotet, started as a banking trojan but has progressed to become one of the most persistent and multipurpose botnets, capable of launching various damaging exploits, from data theft to ransomware.
Nation Will Attack Nation
Cyber-attacks by nation-states will continue to grow: for spying or to influence events in other countries. A technology giant reported that threat actors from three countries launched 89 percent of nation-state hacking events in 2019. In recent years, the epicenter has been on safeguarding critical national infrastructure. While this remains essential, it has also grown necessary to recognize the influence of attacks against other state segments. These comprise national healthcare institutions and government departments.
Techniques for fake audio or video or audio are now progressive enough to be weaponized and used to generate targeted content to manipulate stock prices, opinions, or worse. Earlier in 2020, a political group in Belgium released a deepfake video of the prime minister giving a speech associating COVID-19 to environmental damage and calling for climate change action. Several…