Rarely does a day go by without a hacking attack taking place. A 54% rise in mobile malware in 2018 proves this fact. Provided that a cybercrime statistics undermined many sectors of life (actually, the cases of cyber attacks on IoT devices increased by 600%), it’s time to think about online security before it is too late!
The history knows many facts of devastating hacking attacks and data loss: WannaCry, Petya, Ice IX, ZeuS, and many more. Although people become in the know of the modern security tools such as antivirus systems, it cannot hurt to learn cybersecurity trends for 2019.
Old school malware is still in action… There is a set of malicious software to bring much harm to the gadgets connected to the Internet today. All it takes is to open an unprotected site and all the data stored on a smartphone, for example, are lost forever.
Let’s study the most common types of cyber threats:
- ransomware (used for taking money when blocking access to the files of the device);
- malicious soft (provides data trespass);
- social engineering (tactics used to incline users to disclose sensitive information);
- phishing (fake electronic mail are sent with the purpose to steal private data).
Crackers still use these kinds of attacks to hack people’s gadgets.
In this regard, it is extremely vital to think twice before download files on the Internet. But don’t worry, here is the list of files to steer clear:
Bots: good or bad?
Botnets came to our lives a couple of years ago and all we know about them is… they are used to cheat likes on social media like Facebook or Twitter, for example. But in reality, botnets are used by adversaries to hack devices to steal users’ data. Internet of Thing gadgets are extremely vulnerable to botnet attacks.
To prevent such attacks, it’s necessary to upgrade IoT devices‘ OS regularly. It sounds crazy but botnets help to mine crypto coins. Thus, IoT bots direct a number of gadgets the energy of which is required for successful mining process.
Encryption is above all!
According to the latest research conducted by Google, about 80% of internet traffic will be ciphered in 2019.
It sounds good, doesn’t it?
But actually, encrypted traffic is breeding grounds for malware. When a user receives an encrypted file, the antivirus will not detect it as a malicious one. It is vital to study the metadata concerned with this traffic flows. They contain information that helps to identify the nature of the file.
APT campaigns will be gone with the wind…
The experts are equally of the opinion that the cyber security industry discloses technology-packed campaigns on a regular basis. Usually, such campaigns are supported by some governments. It would be logical for hackers to work out new techniques that would be difficult to detect. However, evidence suggests otherwise.
New hacking techniques are expected
Entry barrier for hackers had never been so low. Hundreds of effective tools, leaked exploit files, and software bundles are on open access these days. Thus, experts believe that users are to be ready to absolutely new types of cyber attacks.
Today we are at the very beginning of 2019 and the future in cyber security sphere is unclear yet. But be convinced Nexxy Technology Inc will inform you about possible online threats and the best way-outs.
About the Author:
Dainan Gilmore is an enthusiastic expert in cyber security and works as a data privacy advisor for Bestvpnrating.com.