As bad as the past year was, we may look back a year from now, at the end of 2017, and think the major hacks of 2016 were not so bad. Experts predict cybercrime is going to get worse before it gets better.
In previous years, most network intrusions targeted enterprises and large corporations. But in 2016, we saw a much more diverse field of victims, ranging from celebrities, technology CEOs, political parties, and even the Olympics.
Her fans' hearts may have skipped a beat the day after Christmas, when tweets purportedly from Sony Music said #RIPBritney 1981-2016 and "Britney spears is dead." A hack attack was to blame.
While identifying 14 threat trends to watch next year, Intel Security, formerly known as McAfee Associates, warns that a new paradigm must be formed for cyber protection as adversaries up their threats.
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