Get ready for a Cyber Cold War in 2020


A recent study made by Cybersecurity firm Checkpoint says that the year 2020 will witness a cyber cold war between the countries of the west and the east. This indicates that adversary nations of the United States such as Russia and China will form a coalition to develop technologies to show their valiance in the online world.

At the same time, the Israel based company predicted that the spread of Fake News will increase before the US 2020 elections which might be propelled by intelligence agencies of Russia and China. The software solutions provider says that foreign nations will try their best to influence the 2020 elections by using sophisticated technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

Furthermore, utilities will be severely targeted before the elections say the researchers of Checkpoint as adversary nations will try to cause damage to the populace by disrupting power services and water distribution infrastructure.

On an additional note, Checkpoint’s technical team has predicted that the year 2020 will witness the following predictions related to cybersecurity. And they are -an increase in targeted ransomware attacks where healthcare, government, and educational institutes will be the main targets. At the same time, the company has emphasized the latest security measures which the FBI issued shortly and the law enforcement agency clearly states that in some cases, businesses should evaluate the options to protect their shareholders, employees, and customers and might find out ways to deal will ransomware attacks.

Also, the endpoint-security services offering firm predicts that phishing attacks will go beyond email to trick innocent mobile users to click on malicious links.

Naveen Goud
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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