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Trend Micro calls out vulnerabilities in metaverse security development

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In a new report published by American-Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro, the firm says that the metaverse possesses increasing vulnerabilities that could materialize within the next three to five years.As told by Trend Micro, the top threats to the realm, mainly from a regulatory standpoint, include NFT security concerns, the development of a "Darkverse" similar to the dark web, financial fraud, privacy concerns, physical threats, AR threats, social engineering, and traditional IT attacks.With regards to NFTs, Trend Micro specifically wrote:The firm also believes that criminal groups could be drawn to the metaverse world due to the huge volume of e-commerce transactions. "In the metaverse, we will likely see more pump-and-dump schemes.

Malicious actors will boost the value of digital assets through fake recommendations, endorsements, and investments; and then dump the assets." As in theory, the valuation of virtual land is highly dependent on perception and could be open to manipulation.Lastly, Trend Micro thinks that law enforcement agencies would potentially struggle in the first couple of years of metaverse development because of the high cost of intercepting digital crimes and criminals at scale.

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