Ransomware attacks are set to morph into two-stage extortion campaigns and criminals will exploit their extortion victims even more in 2020, cyber security company SCS said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Ransomware attacks are set to morph into two-stage extortion campaigns and criminals can exploit their extortion victims even more in 2020, cyber security company SCS same on Thursday.
According to Secnic Consultancy Service’s ‘Advanced Threat analysis (ATA)’, the increase of targeted ransomware has created a growing demand for compromised company networks. This demand is met by criminals who specialize in penetrating company networks and sell complete network access in one go.
‘For 2020, we predict the targeted penetration of company networks can still grow and ultimately slip to two-stage extortion attacks.
‘In the primary stage, cyber criminals will deliver a disabling ransomware attack, extorting victims to get their files back. within the second stage, criminals can target the sick ransomware victims once more with an extortion attack however this time they’re going to threaten to disclose the sensitive information stolen before the ransomware attack,’ SCS said in a statement.
A very viable threat vector will emerge and adversaries can begin to generate deep fakes to bypass automatic face recognition, the cyber security firm predicted.
It will be critical for businesses to understand the safety risks given by automatic face recognition and other bio metric systems and invest in educating themselves of the risks additionally as hardening critical systems.
Container-based Cloud deployments are growing in quality due to the convenience with that Develops groups will continuously roll out micro-services and interacting, reusable components as applications.
As a result, the number of organisations prioritizing the adoption of container technologies can still increase in 2020.