Ransomware Rampant: Cybercrime Surges with QR Scams and AI Threats Targeting Millennials

May 8, 2024
Ransomware Rampant: Cybercrime Surges with QR Scams and AI Threats Targeting Millennials
  • Ransomware groups are proliferating and expanding their target range despite efforts to disrupt major players.

  • Phishing attacks are growing in sophistication, with a notable increase in QR code email payloads and millennials being primary targets.

  • Automated bots now make up a significant portion of internet traffic, and the use of AI in cyberattacks is intensifying.

  • Cyberattacks, including scams, ransomware, and malware, are surging in both frequency and intensity, with particular vulnerability in API environments.

  • Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are frequently detecting keyloggers, spyware, and stealers as top malware threats.

  • Image-based phishing is becoming more advanced, posing new challenges for cybersecurity measures.

  • The education sector is experiencing a significant uptick in cybersecurity breaches.

  • Secure email gateways are falling behind in defending against increasingly complex phishing schemes.

  • Organizations are facing unexpected threats from QR code-based attacks.

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