Cyber threats increase this year, with A1 playing major role
During the summer months of 2023 there was a rise in cyber threats. Adware, malvertising, spyware and various malicious activities became more prevalent during this period. Avast, a cybersecurity company reported a number of over a billion monthly attacks. This change in trends can be attributed to the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by cybercriminals, which has made their attacks more effective and accessible. Jakub Kroustek, Avasts Director of Malware Research expressed surprise at these research findings. Emphasized how traditional patterns of cyber threat seasonality have become obsolete due to the widespread adoption of AI and advanced tools by cybercriminals.