The decline in new malware and the increased professionalisation of attacks will set the tone in cyber security for the New Year. PandaLabs predicts that ransomware will be at the heart of most attacks, with increasingly advanced intrusions being the norm.
As far as cyber security goes, we bid farewell to a year replete with high-profile attacks that have jeopardised large corporations and private users. Ransomware attacks from Petya, Trojans such as Gugi for Android, the spyware Pegasus, PunkeyPOS or large-scale attacks targeting Point of Sale terminals as well as the recent DDoS attacks have affected large organisations and international communication networks alike.
Cyber criminals focus their efforts on those attacks which can rake in the most profit, using more effective tactics and professionalising their operations in a way that allows them to make quick and easy money in an efficient manner.