As per Lawkidunya, there are many trends in cybercrime that have emerged in recent years:
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a victim’s files. The attackers then demand a ransom from the victim to restore access to the files. These attacks have become more common in recent years, with businesses and government agencies being particularly targeted.
Phishing is a type of cybercrime in which attackers send fake emails or text messages, purporting to be from a legitimate organization, in an attempt to trick people into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information.
Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. This can be done by installing malware on the victim’s computer, or by using the victim’s browser to mine cryptocurrency.
Internet of Things (IoT) Attacks
As more and more devices are connected to the internet, there has been an increase in attacks on IoT devices, such as smart thermostats and security cameras. These attacks can allow hackers to gain access to a victim’s home network and potentially steal sensitive information.
There is growing concern about the potential use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber attacks. For example, attackers could use AI to automate the creation of phishing emails or to generate convincing deepfake videos.