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From massive distributed denial-of-service attacks to privacy issues in children’s connected toys, 2023 is shaping up as a banner year for malware, bots, trojans, RATs and ransomware. But despite increased security spending, businesses and consumers are still at risk of being victimized by cyberattacks.

Cyberattacks involving artificial intelligence are poised to become more dangerous and sophisticated, according to Microsoft President Brad Smith. He says the biggest cyberthreat stemming from AI will come from deep fakes, which appear realistic but are designed to drive government-led influence operations.

A new study finds a computer with Internet access is subject to hacker attack every 39 seconds. The Clark School study is one of the first to quantify this near-constant assault.

US and international cybersecurity authorities have issued a Cybersecurity Advisory about Romanian-based cyberespionage group TimisoaraHackerTeam. The department warns that the group uses a technique called Living off the Land, in which it leverages software and functions already in a target system — such as Windows — to evade detection.

UK pension schemes and big British firms are at risk from cyberattacks on outsourcing suppliers, including Capita. The attacks have led to costly business disruption and extra costs for hiring specialist experts.

A researcher discovers a flaw in a PiiGAB M-Bus 900s gateway/converter that exposes industrial systems to remote hacking. The flaw is a privilege escalation vulnerability. In other security news, a CISO Forum addresses the challenges and opportunities of protecting data in multicloud environments. And a new study shows how a lack of skills in multicloud security is creating significant risks for businesses.