While countries are busy dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, they are targeted by hackers wishing to benefit from the crisis. Now, criminals aim at the vital and the most vulnerable industry as of now - healthcare.
Blockchain Technology applications in cyber security range from data protection, decentralization, resistance to attacks among others. General digitization is associated with a heap of risks that developers and entrepreneurs need to be aware of. Although the full potential of the technology is yet to be explored, it is already preventing many cyber crimes across the world.
Kaspersky Labs presented new service packages to help blockchain companies reinforce cybersecurity and spot fraudsters and attacks. As Italy faces some problems with cybersecurity, the country's community might benefit from these new solutions.
With cybersecurity still very weak, Danabot, Gootkit, SLoad and Panda (Zeus), are some of the malwares which have been disturbing and threatening people and their computers in Italy, according to Yoroi cybersecurity experts. Sensitive personal data has been lost and it is very hard to be restored. However, if blockchain technology is used, it could help users in to defend and protect their devices from being attacked and threatened by these malevolent malwares.
Due to weak cybersecurity and a lack of effective blockchain & bitcoin regulations, the cases of scam and sextortion are on a high increase in Italy. The cybercriminals have been claiming to be possessing special pictures, and videos containing pornographic contents.
2018 was definitely a positive year for the Italian crypto market as a whole, with a recorded growth of 2.7% compared to 2017. As for this year, a 2.5% growth was recorded, which is also a good sign, given the unfavourable circumstances. The crypto market may play an important role in preventing the negative economic situation that is expected for the coming months.