Avast Highlights Cyber Threats For 2018

Leading anti-virus and Internet security specialist Avast has outlined nine threat trends for the coming year.In a report released last month (Janauary) Avast says cyberattacks are continuing to increase in number and severity every year, and 2018 will be no exception. 

"We believe that many of the threats we observed in 2017 will, unfortunately, appear in evolved forms this year to continue threatening our businesses, personal data, and privacy via attacks on our PCs, smartphones and IoT devices. After all, as trends in politics, society, and technology evolve, so does cybercrime."

Included in threat list are machine learning attacks, ransomware as a weapon, a shift in attack vectors—the emergence of high-profile supply chain attack, fileless malware and a rise in mobile threats.

Avast's full report can be seen here.

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