Two years into the pandemic, the world is gearing up for a year of recovery in 2022. Companies and individuals of all ages are ready to revert back to regain the sense of normalcy, with back-to-office, back-to-school, and back-to-travel policies currently being put in place.
That’s according to cyber security firm Kaspersky, who has revealed the four top trends to look out for this year.
As witnessed this year, cybercriminals can target a variety of industries, from airlines, hospitals, government websites, banks, telecom companies, universities, e-commerce, and even social media giants through different sophisticated means.
Decrease of Targeted Ransomware Attacks
The times of pandemic coincided with the rise of targeted ransomware attacks worldwide focusing on the most valuable targets as well as interruption-sensitive businesses.
Some companies from SEA were among the victims of such attacks. However, with strong international cooperation and multiple task forces to trace ransomware gangs, Kaspersky experts believe that the number of such attacks will decrease during 2022.
“The initial call was made by the US government, involving the FBI, and even offensive capabilities of the US Cyber Command. We anticipate that the attacks may resurface later, focusing on hitting developing countries with poor cyber-investigative capabilities or countries that are not allies of the US,” says Vitaly Kamluk, director of global research & analysis ream (GReAT) for Asia Pacific…