Cyber Threat from ‘Hackers for Hire’

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All these days, we have seen threats from cyber hackers. But according to the concern expressed freshly by UK Spy Chief, Jeremy Fleming, a new threat is looming on the internet in the disguise of hackers for hire where even the white hat guys are being lured into the world of nefarious hacking because of the economic slowdowns and the looming recession threat in the west.

Sir Fleming argued that his team of researchers has found that criminals without hacking tools are making their minds available for those interested. And anyone who pays them good can use their talent to hack into public and private sectors.

Thus, the latest commercial availability of cyber skills might push UK’s cyber future into jeopardy, said Sir Fleming, while speaking at a public address at the National Cyber Security Center of UK, a cyber arm of GCHQ.

According to the most participants at the conference held at NCSC, ransomware threats might prove fatal to the economic and national security future of Britain and this can prevail for decades.

And as the war between Ukraine and Russia seems to be over prolonging, the next step of Putin will apparently be to intensify cyberwarfare tactics and possibly indulge in using nuclear weapons.

If this happens, in both cases, a catastrophe is predicted on the western nations as they will be made as prime targets- all because of their supply of finances, ammunition and essentials to Kyiv.

So, what’s the solution then?

Well, the threats arising from the war may get suppressed with the stop of the war and peace between Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin. And other cyber threats that are arising might vanish with time, only if all nations, including Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, stand on the same page as ‘Cyber Peace’.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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