IoT – powered DDoS attacks and SCADA incidents will make top security headlines in 2017, Bitdefender predicts

Bitdefender experts predict a marked rise in IoT attacks against individuals and companies alike, continuing trouble with encrypting ransomware, IoT botnets, adware and the revival of darknet markets for illegal goods and services.

Ransomware – more prevalent than ever. Building on the massive financial milestones in 2016, ransomware operations will likely dedicate more resources to improving automated targeting in 2017. This feature will help them discriminate between home users and corporations, and trying to extort higher fees from the latter.

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