In 2020 cybercriminals are predicted to leverage many data breach techniques to access and collect sensitive information.
Be aware of the latest techniques cybercriminals are using
Cybercriminals will leverage text-based identity theft technique called “SMishing” to target consumers participating in online communities. As more Americans continue to join like-minded groups on social media to provide financial support to social causes or political candidates, cybercriminals will have endless opportunities to solicit unsuspecting consumers with fraudulent messages via SMS text to seek bank account details or other sensitive information.
Hackers in 2020 will be taking to the skies
Cybercriminals are stealing consumer data from devices connected to unsecure networks. As cities install more free public Wi-Fi systems, hackers could arm the more than one million drone devices operating in the U.S. with affordable mobile hacking devices to steal sensitive data from consumers and businesses on the streets below.
Deepfake is a form of artificial intelligence used to disrupt the operations of large commercial enterprises and to create geo-political confusion. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can manipulate C-suite executives and government leaders’ appearance and voice to blur the lines of what is real and what is not.
Cyberattacks, as a result of online activism or “hacktivism,” will target flourishing industries, such as cannabis retailers and cryptocurrency. As a form of protest, hackers will be seeking to gain access to controversial companies’ sensitive data due to their wide-spread presence in society and their increased cash flow.
Cybercriminals will be making attempt to execute a major hack of the mobile point-of-sale platforms used to process transactions. The proliferation of mobile payment options would allow cybercriminals to access payment data over unsecured networks and target large venues such as concerts or major sporting events.
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