But the biggest asset for cybercriminals is ransomware. In the first half of 2021 alone, their use increased by 30% compared to the whole of 2020. A significant part of such programs was found on the devices of employees working remotely. This category is one of the targets of hackers in the next year.
The source also cites data from the US financial crime agency FINCen. According to the information, the American Colonial Pipeline, the large beef producer JBS, the Swedish supermarket chain Coop and other companies were affected by the ransomware. That is, the industrial and commercial sector remains the target of hackers.
Cybercriminals will use banking Trojans and adware applications, which cannot always be detected as malicious, to attack mobile devices. With regard to banking Trojans, analysts suggest that scammers will develop them and include additional functions in them in order to gain remote control over infected gadgets.