What cybersecurity attack trends should you watch out for in 2023? 

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17th January 2023

What cybersecurity attack trends should you watch out for in 2023? 

Cybersecurity risks are getting worse. Attacks continue to get more sophisticated. These attacks can be perpetrated by large criminal organisations. These criminal groups treat these attacks like business. To protect your business in the coming year, it’s important to watch the attack trends. We’ve pulled out the security crystal ball to tell you what to watch out for: 

Attacks on 5G Devices  

Hackers are looking to take advantage of the 5G hardware used for routers, mobile devices, and PCs. Unfortunately when you have a new piece of technology like this, it it very likely to have some code vulnerabilities.

One-time Password (OTP) Bypass  

OTP bypass is an alarming new trend that is designed to get past one of the best forms of account security – multi-factor authentication. 

This bypass can be done in the following ways:  

  • Reusing a token  
  • Sharing unused tokens  
  • Leaked token  
  • Password reset function  
  • Attacks Surrounding World Events  
  • People need to be especially mindful of phishing scams surrounding global crisis events.   

Smishing & Mobile Device Attacks   

Mobile devices go with us just about everywhere. Look for more mobile device-based attacks, including SMS-based phishing (“smishing”).  

Elevated Phishing Using AI & Machine Learning  

Criminal groups elevate today’s phishing using AI and machine learning. Not only will it look identical to a real brand’s emails, but it will also come personalised. 


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