Alert! Prediction of a Series of Cyber ​​Threats in Cyberspace to Educational Platforms in 2023



Illustration of a hacker hacking people's data in cyberspace. (Photo created by jcomp on Freepik).

There is no doubt about the technological advances that are being felt at this time, the people of the world are given the convenience of accessing anything via the internet. However, one must also watch out that in fact, many cyber threats can harm consumers.

Seeing that, Kaspersky shares several cyber threats predicted to occur in 2023. The following is a series of threats, including:

  • New Social Media will bring more privacy risks.

Kaspersky sees that shortly there will be a new revolutionary phenomenon in the world of social networking. This may already be happening in virtual reality (VR), but not augmented reality (AR).

The release of various trendy applications can trigger risks for users. Not only that, but cybercriminals are also here to hijack user accounts with dangerous goals that can harm users. The dangers that can occur include data and money theft, to phishing.

  • Metaverse Exploits.

Even in the metaverse platform, several things must be watched out for because they can pose risks that might occur in the future. This is based on the metaverse which is considered universal, so it does not comply with regional data protection laws, such as the GDPR which can cause conflicts.

Social Media and the Metaverse

Social media illustration Facebook/Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels.

  • Violation and virtual sexual violence will reach the metaverse space.

Numerous cases of avatar abuse and violations, despite efforts to establish protection mechanisms within the metaverse. This happens because there are no special regulations or moderation rules, this electrifying trend will most likely continue until 2023.

  • Data from mental health apps will be used in accurately targeted social engineering attacks.

Maintaining mental health is not just a trend, but it must be done. Sometimes the internet can unknowingly find out sensitive data about mental conditions, especially when using mental health applications.

You need to be aware that this data can be leaked, whether intentionally or not, because they can hack accounts by spreading engineering, especially for those who have an unstable mental condition.

Through it, criminals can use various ways to get what they want by hacking and deception to gain more profit.

Educational Platform and Learning Process

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  • Online educational platforms will attract more cyberattack attempts.

In the post-pandemic era, online education has proven to be no less efficient than offline classes, seeing that investment in online education platforms and learning management systems (LMS) has increased significantly.

This trend is not new, but the relevance of accompanying threats will grow as digitalization grows: trojan files and phishing pages that mimic online education platforms and video conferencing services, and LMS credential theft are set to grow in 2023.

  • A large number of innovative technologies are embedded in the learning process.

Without realizing it, the trend of using innovative technology is in the form of using virtual and augmented reality, voice interfaces, process automation (including communication robotization), machine analysis of user actions (user actions), and testing and assessment with the help of AI.

  • Educational gamification.

In 2023, it is predicted that online learning platforms will have greater use of gamification technology, thereby achieving functional goals such as acquisition and personalization, inclusiveness, and reducing resistance to learning.

This exposes students to additional risks that have occurred in the gaming industry, which include: trolling, phishing, and bullying on a platform built for communication, competition, and teamwork.


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