31 Jan 5 IoT cybersecurity predictions for the coming year
The past year has marked a dark time in cybersecurity globally. 2016 started off with @DotGov hackers doxxing thousands of U.S. federal employees; proceeded to the Anonymous breach of the Philippine Commission on Elections exposing personal identification information on every voter in the entire country and progressed to news of massive — and previously unreported — user-information theft from LinkedIn, Yahoo, Dropbox, and Oracle.
Don’t forget Hold Security’s shocking news about email services and Russian crime syndicates. Then there was Gufficer 2.0, the Bangladeshi cyber bank heist; a series of IoT-powered DDoS attacks courtesy of Mirai and their extension to a world-class network service provider; the San Francisco Muni ransomware hack; the controversy about private email servers and national security throughout the U.S. presidential campaign and the accusations from international leaders of state-sponsored cyberwarfare.