Predictions for 2016
1. Iot emerging but still less secure
“2015 has been the pivotal year when we saw awareness and vulnerability discoveries published about ‘things’,”
3. Organized Cybercrimes
the average age of a cybercriminal is 35 years old. Additionally, 80 percent of black-hat hackers are affiliated with organized crime, working as part of closed groups.
These groups are not only recruiting attackers but the criminals also for the collection and transfer of stolen funds. This trend of gangs formation will be more effective by the cybercriminals in 2016.
2015 saw a rise in the number of DOXing, public shaming and extortion attacks, as everyone from Hactivists to nation states embraced the strategic dumping of private pictures, information, customer lists, and code to shame their targets. Sadly, Kaspersky Lab expects this practice to continue to rise exponentially in 2016.