“I’m afraid I have no scenario in between,” he said.
While other issues such as privacy and cybercrime were of concern to many people using the internet, these were less of a threat in the future he said. Although cybercrime cost society the equivalent of three Japanese tsunamis a year in terms of lost or compromised revenue, governments were becoming more active in addressing the problem. Ukraine was possibly the last refuge for cybercriminals on the planet he said.
As to privacy, Mr Kaspersky acknowledged that there was a place for government to introduce regulation to govern what data can and cannot be collected about their citizens, but in general he warned that “there is no privacy in this world.”