Cyber attacks will soon be the greatest criminal threat facing the world, according to a crime expert.
Dhanushyakodi Sivanandan, former police commissioner of Mumbai, India, recently discussed the issue at a workshop on cyber crime awareness in the nation, the Hindustan Times reports.
He advised businesses to think of cyber attacks as being like “guerilla warfare”.
“These criminals have the advantage of anonymity. They are constantly innovating and altering their modus operandi. They sometimes have government support too,” Mr Sivanandan stated.
He suggested that as early 2020, cyber crime could have replaced conventional crime as the greatest criminal threat in the world. The expert said in many cases criminals are now the first to adopt new advances in technology.
Earlier this year, Allianz research revealed businesses see cyber crime as the fifth greatest threat they are facing in 2015, up from eighth place 12 months earlier.
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