Most experts agree that in 2013 we’ll probably see an evolution in most sectors of cybercrime. Mobile malware will improve, crimeware and hacking as a service will expand, and big scale attacks will increase.
On the other hand, the influence of the notorious Anonymous hacker community will most likely decline, experts from McAfee explain in their predictions for 2013.
“Due to many uncoordinated and unclear operations and false claims, the Anonymous hacktivist movement will slow down in 2013,” McAfee notes.
“Anonymous’ level of technical sophistication has stagnated and its tactics are better understood by its potential victims, and as such, the group’s level of success will decline. While hacktivist attacks won’t end in 2013, if ever, they are expected to decline in number and sophistication.”
Then again, experts believe that patriot groups self-organized into cyber armies will become more aggressive and more sophisticated, despite the fact that their actions have had little impact so far.