The landscape of threats in the world of ransomware removal is already a moving target – but now it is subject to becoming more dangerous, diverse and sophisticated. 2019, therefore, will be welcoming completely new trends and vectors of threats.
Future stages of attacks can be seen in the example of Australia – as it belongs to one of the fastest growing countries in the world of cloud technologies per capita. As the adoption of cloud technologies begins to increase in pace, so will its vulnerability to a cyber attack. This is primarily because of all the corporate data in the cloud.
It has been found that 21% of the total content that is managed on cloud platforms is extremely sensitive. All of this information consists of information that can become another creative means for cyber-criminals to use in their creative means.
In the APAC region, we may even see the cloud become a safety measure which is non-negotiable. This is because 89% of the organizations in Asia have all their sensitive data on cloud platforms. We can safely say that as these organizations increasingly move towards this new form of storage, ransomware removal tactics aren’t advancing with the same pace.
The second attack that is coming to be known as inevitable is that of social media and individuals who use these. In the example of the average Australian household, there are 17 devices which are connected to social media and this number is set to increase to 37 in 2022.
That said, if you have heard of devices such as Alexa, there will be huge opportunities for malware to reach routers, tablets, and smartphones in order to control digital assistants. Image how social media devices that work with the IoT gain complete control by malware. The possibilities are endless!
2019 should, therefore, definitely be the year when ransomware removal steps up their game!