In 2016, we finally saw the headlines catch up with the hype. Cyberattacks and cybersecurity, or a lack thereof, grabbed media attention on both the corporate and consumer sides, even becoming a key issue in the US presidential election. In this respect, you could say that everyone, even those who have never logged on, was affected by cyberattacks and hacking in 2016.
- Ransomware grabbed headlines and became the favorite attack methodology used against businesses
- Ad fraud malware, led by Kovter malware, exceeded ransomware detections at times and poses a substantial threat to consumers and businesses
- Botnets infected and recruited Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch massive DDoS attacks