ReasonLabs Releases Annual Report Revealing Major Cyber Threats Facing Consumers
The report includes a detailed analysis of consumer cybersecurity threats from last year and offers predictions for 2023, including an increase in metaverse-related cyberattacks and the rise of Crimeware-as-a-Service
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ReasonLabs, the cybersecurity pioneer equipping families and individuals with the same level of cyber protection used by Fortune 500 companies, today released its annual research report, The State of Consumer Cybersecurity 2023, featuring comprehensive data and in-depth analysis of consumer cybersecurity threats from 2022 and predictions of the threats consumers are likely to face in 2023. The annual report is comprised of data derived from ReasonLabs users from more than 180 countries.
The report was developed by researchers from ReasonLabs' Threat Intelligence Center (TIC), the company's industry-leading in-house research arm. The report highlights data from 2022 and 2021 to provide context on year-over-year cybersecurity trends. Key takeaways from the report include:
TIC researchers expect that 2023 will bring more sophisticated phishing and social engineering scams as consumers become more aware of common tactics. They also anticipate growth in Phishing-as-a-Service and overall CaaS. Additionally, researchers expect 2FA to continue to be bypassed, likely leading to the increasing use of Three- or Four-Factor Authentication. The report also indicates that unsecured consumers, particularly young users, will continue to be susceptible as they engage with cryptocurrencies, the metaverse, and other digital assets. Finally, the TIC anticipates the continued deployment of next-generation threats as emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, become more mainstream.
The TIC plays a pivotal role in identifying cyber threats and assessing the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, analyzing two billion files per day and identifying more than 24 million threats every month. The TIC shares its findings with the cyber research community at large to ensure public awareness of—and protection against—emerging threats.
ReasonLabs is a cybersecurity pioneer equipping tens of millions of families and individuals worldwide with the same level of cyber protection utilized by Fortune 500 companies. Its AI-powered, next-generation antivirus engine scans billions of files around the world to predict and prevent cyberattacks in real time, 24/7. Its flagship product, RAV Endpoint Protection, together with its other products combine to form a multilayered solution that safeguards home users against next-generation threats. Co-founded in 2016 by seasoned cybersecurity expert Andrew Newman—an architect of Microsoft's native cybersecurity program, Microsoft Defender—ReasonLabs is based in New York and Tel Aviv. Learn more at https://www.ReasonLabs.com.
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