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NCSC says AI will increase ransomware, cyberthreats

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that ransomware activity will increase globally over the next year due to improvements in AI phishing and other threat actor techniques. The report advised that AI tools could enable attackers to develop malware more efficiently and carry out more effective phishing campaigns. Ransomware attacks increased by 84% between 2022 and 2023, and this trend is expected to continue. AI-driven spear phishing and social engineering threats are expected to increase, providing a significant boost for less skilled threat actors.

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