Check Point has released its predictions for 2020 and believes that it will intensify the tension between the countries.

The end of 2019 is upon us, and there are those who are doing your speculating on what you can give him the next course. For example, Check Point in terms of cybersecurity.

According to this company, we must prepare for war. Or, rather, to the “cyber cold war”, which is going to intensify over the months. “there Will be a new cold war, but in this occasion will take place in the digital world, as the main powers in western and eastern separated more and more technologies and intelligence”, explain from Check Point.

This is evidenced already in the confrontation between the united States and China, which has had repercussions at the level of technology and that has been even elevated to a matter of national security.

experts believe that, in the future, “cyber attacks will be used increasingly in conflicts indirect between smaller countries, supported and enabled by larger nations that seek to consolidate and expand their areas of influence, as we have seen in the recent cyber operations against Iran, after the attacks on the oil installations of Saudi Arabia”.

Another outcome has to do with misinformation. Check Point expects a case of “fake news 2.0”, in relation to the us elections 2020, when we could repeat what happened with the elections of 2016 through the spread of false news with the help of artificial intelligence technology and specialized equipment to manufacture and disseminate these stories.

At does not seem to be curbing attacks against critical infrastructure and services organisations public. “In many cases, the critical infrastructure of distribution of energy and water they use older technology vulnerable to remote attacks, because the update to fix these vulnerabilities, you run the risk of disrupting service”, explains the Check-Point. Hence the danger in security.

In 2020 it is also possible to enhanced campaigns ransomware led and the malware mobile and the phishing goes beyond the email to attack through SMS-messages, conversations on social networks and platforms gaming.