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Alert for an 'excessive growth' of cybercrime in 2023: how hackers attack today


It is assured by a consultancy specialized in computer security. measures to protect yourself.


grows and grows


Now everyone receives emails with

links to trout web pages

from where they try to steal passwords from banks or other services or messages via




, whose ultimate goal is to

steal money

or directly from the account.

In fact, last year 85% of companies were attacked, most with


, a program that, if installed, is capable of stealing files and encrypting them. The crooks then demand a ransom "to set them free."

The data was released by the cybersecurity solutions company


, based on a survey of 4,200 companies from countries around the world, including Argentina. 

And this year things will get worse.

"Given the success that cybercriminals had with RaaS (Ransomware as a Service), a growing number of additional attack vectors will be accessible as a service on the dark web. Thus, in 2023 there will be an excessive growth in cybercrime," he informed


the cybersecurity consultancy BTR.

This same consultancy added that cyber gangs will hire "investigators or detectives" on the dark web to thoroughly investigate a target before launching the attack. And there are more predictions.

Ransomware won't let up

Last year, 85% of companies were attacked.

It will be the number one threat to businesses in 2023, and the ransomware ecosystem will continue to evolve and grow with more concentrated, smaller, and more agile criminal groups.

Virtual cities, the new terrain of attack

"Because individuals can buy goods and services in virtual cities, use digital wallets, exchange cryptocurrencies, NFTs or any other type of digital asset to make transactions, cybercriminals have an increasing attack surface," says BTR Consulting.

Money laundering migrates to the crypto world

By 2023, money-laundering "mules" recruiting campaigns will be replaced by automated services that move proceeds through cryptocurrency, a faster and harder-to-trace process, according to the consultancy.

Eye on Slack, Teams and Google Drive

This year cybercriminals will broaden their targeting to collaboration tools like Slack, Teams, OneDrive and Google Drive with phishing exploits.

These are a valuable source of sensitive data and their use grew exponentially as a result of the remote work modality.

Beware on WhatsApp

WhatsApp hoaxes are already a classic.

The arguments of those who pretend to be a frequent contact on WhatsApp are multiple, but they always revolve around the same thing: economic situations.

They ask for a payment to be completed to a third party to a newly indicated account, other times they ask for financial help, they request urgent payment of a bill, debt or emergency.

These attacks usually occur at night or early morning, on weekends, long weekends, or vacations.

raise guard

The priorities for States, companies, and institutions should be "strengthening their defenses and privacy regulatory frameworks, training work teams to reduce human error, and developing mechanisms to respond immediately to risk," the report closes. from BTR.


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Source: clarin

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