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In 2023, Trellix Predicts Geopolitical Cyberattacks & Heightened Hacktivism

Security firm Trellix, builders of XDR’s bright future, has just published its annual danger forecast for the coming year. The Trellix Advanced Research Center has issued a report predicting an increase in hacktivism spurred by tensions between competing political parties, geopolitically driven attacks across Asia and Europe, & flaws in critical software supply chains. 

When it comes to cyber security, it’s important to analyze the present but also to look ahead. While businesses are preoccupied with immediate dangers, Trellix’s Head of Threat Intelligence, Mr. John Fokker, urges everyone to keep an eye on the horizon in order to maintain a proactive stance. “New risks from more creative threat actors will emerge as a result of global political events & the use of new technology,” 

To provide the worldwide threat intelligence community and enterprises with the most up-to-date threat indicators and insights, Trellix’s Advanced Research Center brings with thousands of the world’s most qualified security analysts & researchers. In 2023, Trellix Advanced Research Center sees the following dangers. 

Geopolitics & grey-zone conflict: Misinformation campaigns & cyberattacks timed with physical military activity would tend to be motivated by geopolitical concerns. 

Hacktivism gets center stage: There will be a rise in the use of cyber technologies to express displeasure & cause disruption worldwide as loosely organized individuals fuelled by misinformation unite for a common cause. 

Skeletons in the software closet can multiply: An increase in breaches linked to software supply chain vulnerabilities is expected as both threat actors & security researchers expand their scrutiny of foundational software frameworks & libraries. 

Increasing activity by teen cybercriminals: A growing number of teenagers and young people will participate in various forms of cybercrime, from massive attacks on businesses & governments to more minor offenses directed at peers, acquaintances, and even complete strangers. 

Code-based attribution is losing its reliability: Cyberthreats will become more difficult to attribute to specific threat actors as a result of the increasing prevalence of outsourcing malware creation & operation, the variety of malware development, and the usage of leaked source code. 

More group efforts lead to more phishing attempts : More sophisticated phishing attempts aimed at popular workplace messaging platforms like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and numerous others will emerge. 

Alexa, start mining bitcoins.”: Cybercriminals will use the superior processing power of consumer and business IoT devices to mine cryptocurrencies. 

A hacker in space: Only upward movement is possible now. More satellites as well as other space assets will be compromised in 2023, and the news will spread quickly. 

Here’s my number, so call me, maybe: Reverse vishing, also known as voice phishing, will see a dramatic increase, with fewer tech-savvy consumers being singled out as a key target. 

Invasions into the Windows domain will increase in frequency and severity: Real-world assaults against Microsoft Windows will increase, and more domain privilege escalation flaws will be found, all with the end objective of total network control.


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