A look back on the year 2021 and what to expect in 2022
First of all, we are going to analyze the forecasts we made at the end of 2020 and see how accurate they were. Then we will go through the key events of 2021 relating to attacks on financial organizations. Finally, we will make some forecasts about financial attacks in 2022.
Analysis of forecasts for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause a massive wave of poverty, and that invariably translates into more people resorting to crime, including cybercrime. We might see certain economies crashing and local currencies plummeting, which would make Bitcoin theft a lot more attractive. We should expect more fraud, targeting mostly BTC, because this cryptocurrency is the most popular.
Yes. Data from the Brazilian Federation of Banks registered a considerable increase in crime (such as explosions at bank branches to steal money) and cybercrime (increased phishing and social-engineering attacks) against banking customers and banking infrastructure. Of course, this is the result of economic problems caused by the pandemic.