Check Point, an information security vendor, released a report today stating that cybercriminal activities have increased sharply this year, with an average of 100,000 cybercriminals per week globally in the first three quarters.cyber attack1,200 times, an annual increase of 3%; Taiwan is the region with the most attacks in the world. In the first three quarters of this year, organizations suffered an average of 1,509 cyber attacks per week, an annual increase of 2%.
Check Point stated in a press release that ransomware and hacktivism have further evolved, and criminals are once again adapting their methods and tools to use traditional technologies such as USB as threat vectors in an attempt to infect and impact organizations around the world.
Check Point said that artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence) and machine learning (ML) have become hot topics in the field of network security. Next year, more attackers will use AI to accelerate and expand attack tools. The purpose may be to save costs and accelerate the development of new types of attacks.malwareand ransomware, or using deepfake technology to take phishing and impersonation attacks to the next level.
Check Point also found that as generative AI becomes more and more popular, the cost of running these huge models is rising rapidly, which may reach tens of millions of dollars. Therefore, hackers regard AI resources on the cloud as a profitable opportunity.
Daniel Wiley, director of global service threat management and chief security consultant at Check Point Software Technologies Infinity, said that ransomware attackers will use AI in more advanced ways, and organizations must not only focus on preventing attacks, but also establish a complete return mechanism. and rapid recovery plans to mitigate potential impacts. As attacks become more sophisticated, organizations must improve their security measures to maintain their defenses.
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