As we know 2023 is about to end. So now is the time to end this year and focus on the next year and move towards the coming year. If we pay attention from a cyber security point of view, this year has been quite eventful. As we can see from last year’s cyber threats, these attacks are mostly on financial institutions. Financial institutions have been the main target of the last year. Unlike last year, this year the targets of cyber security are different, this year its main targets are airports, hospitals and embassies. Every passing year is totally about the new challenges and the incoming and outgoing defiance.
We have also seen cyber threats and data breaches and major attacks in this year and most recently the attack in November. Due to which more than 300 million records were exposed. This is an example of many such records being exposed and many attacks taking place. Now, as we leave this year of ours and move into the next year, we have to keep in mind that the targets of cyber threats and the methods of cyber threats may change. So, for this it is important that we prepare in advance and keep in mind what those threats could be. In today’s article, we are going to tell what could be the main cyber threats in 2024.
Here some of the Cyber Threats businesses should prepare in 2024 are mentioned
Supply Chain Attacks
Attacks on the supply chain are becoming a big problem for any business. Supply chain attacks are basically where information about another business is collected and attacked. Supply chain attacks can happen in two ways. One is in which the software is attacked and the other is on whose hardware is the target of attack. But in today’s time, most of the threats are due to software supply chain attacks. Simply put, attackers know that enterprises and large companies with their mature supply chain cybersecurity practices are tough targets. So, instead of breaking into the steel safe, their target is the ventilation system.
Internet of Thing attack
Many types of technologies and devices can be connected together through the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a major breakthrough in the development of networking. This technology is used to connect all the gadgets and electronic devices through the Internet. In today’s era, after the advent of the Internet, many questions are being raised regarding privacy. Whereas in the future, everything will be connected to the Internet through the Internet of Things. In such a situation, the risk of your privacy becoming public will also increase significantly. Apart from this, after the arrival of the Internet of Things, people will also lose their jobs on a large scale.
Quantum Computing attack
It is a broader concept or technology on which quantum computers are based. Quantum computers are based on qubits i.e., quantum bits. In other words, quantum computers do calculations, data collection and analysis etc. through qubits. In other words, quantum computers do calculations, data collection and analysis etc. through qubits. Qubits have only two binary digits (0 and 1) like traditional digital electronic computers. But Qubits can be present in the form of 0 or 1 or a combination of 0 and 1 at the same time. The encryption tools used to protect information include ‘RSA’, which is considered the strongest shield, but a quantum computer can penetrate it too. Quantum technology can endanger the security of any country. This may also increase the risk of confidential information of other countries being breached.
Phishing is the most common method of online attack used by hackers. In phishing, the attacker presents himself as a trusted source and sends a malicious email that appears valid at first glance. The objective of the hacker behind sending such real looking emails is to obtain the user’s name, password, credit card and other banking details. An example of a common phishing attack could be an email about your social media account’s password expiring. The email is likely to include a link that appears genuine at first glance, but if you look carefully, you may notice some manipulation in its spelling.
Its full name is Distributed denial of service, which is a very popular attack in the world of cyber threats. Under this attack, the cybercriminal sends many requests at the same time to the user’s website or system server so that the user’s website or Due to many requests being made to the system server at the same time, the website or system goes down or crashes. Like when the result of any exam comes, many people visit its official website to see the result, then many times the website gets down in the same way. After which, when the user’s website or system goes down or crashes. Then he contacts the user and demands money or anything else in exchange for fixing the website.