Kaspersky: 2022 Will Have More Banking Trojans And Less Ransomware

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Kaspersky security laboratory presented the company’s report with security forecasts for 2022 in the Latin American scenario.

In the company’s view, cybercrimes will become more selective next year, which means that they should happen in fewer quantities, but with more elaborate methods and properly selected targets to generate the greatest possible profit for criminals.

Several of the changes will result from the resumption of habits with the advance of vaccination against covid-19 around the world, which means fewer people in the home office, for example.

Cybersecurity rises and falls

According to Kaspersky, a scam that will be on the rise in 2022 in Latin America is the trojan. Its purpose will be quite diverse, be it banking, or for stealing sensitive information and remote access, especially attacking Android devices. This bet marks an increasing transition from scammers moving from developing attacks for Windows to focusing on mobile devices.

Highs are also forecast for the sale on international platforms of stolen data in Latin America, scams involving cryptocurrencies, theft of credit card data in foreign stores and an increase in the use of troll or robot accounts to disseminate political messages on social networks .

Increasingly used in commerce, QR Codes can also be exploited for cybercrime: codes that direct users to fake pages and steal login credentials should frequently appear in the news.

Without letting your guard down

On the other hand, the amount of ransomware should decrease, especially in the case of attacks against users or small businesses. But that doesn’t mean companies should alleviate concerns: the goal is to make attacks more selective, by hand-picking targets that are more likely to make payments to get the data back.

Kaspersky’s full report can be viewed at this link.