Cybercriminals likely to hit more businesses, exploit digital payments in 2022


The resource centre called for wider consumer education efforts and improved data protection. — WERNER MOSER/PIxabay

After years of data breaches exposing individuals' personal information, cyberthieves will increasingly use that information to attack businesses in 2022, according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre's predictions for the upcoming year.

"We also tracked a record number of data breaches and a steady flow of new victims of unemployment benefits identity fraud long after the enhanced benefits ended," said Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of Identity Theft Resource Centre.

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