The 2023 Predictions report from BTR Consulting, a company specialized in technological risk management, revealed what the trends in fraud and virtual scams were in 2022 and thus anticipate what the main threats will be in 2023. The same report shows that cybercrime was consolidated as an industry that earns an exorbitant amount of money illegally, through deception.

From the document it can be deduced that the top ten trends in cybercrime and means for attacks and virtual scams are made up of:

1. Phishing.

2. Ransomware attacks

3. BEC or “business email compromise” attacks.

4. Mobile malware.

5. Cyberactivism.

6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT or Internet of Things) in cybercrime.

7. Credit card not present fraud.

8. Data Breaches and Leaks.

9. Cryptojacking or the act of hijacking a computer to mine cryptocurrency against the user’s will, through websites, or while the user is unaware of it.

10. CryptoFraud.

Here are some tips to avoid falling for these scams:

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