Cyberespionage on the rise


The general manager of Intel Security in Spain, warns that credential theft, data hijacking or cyber warfare are some of the technological risks of the immediate future driven by criminals trying to take advantage of the digital revolution.

New technologies make data more vulnerable, and as a result, there are more attempts at cybercrime. McAfee Labs, has conducted a study in which reveals that cyberespionage will be very booming in 2015, as it pursues the theft of privileged information and intellectual property to sell it on the black market.

He assures that there are not only individual hackers who work in a particular way, but there are organized criminal gangs to get this valuable data. As we have already discovered, mobile phones and tablets are a very good target, because they have many photos and documents to which we do not give importance, but for others it will be easy to obtain, and can be used for malicious purposes.

In addition, one of the disadvantages of digital payment with NFC technology makes mobile phones more vulnerable, as they operate over a wireless connection, making it easier for these criminals to boycott them. The CEO of Intel Security points out that we must be careful with the misuse of digital health devices in hospitals. They should be much more secure, as this information is more valuable than even a credit card.

To solve or alleviate these problems, Perea recommends that crimes be regulated, penalties be increased and citizens be made aware that they must also take all possible security measures themselves.

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