2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), massive attacks and various botnets hit smart devices, These are 5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019
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2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT) – massive attacks and various botnets, a leap in regulation and standards, and increased adoption of IoT devices by consumers and enterprises, despite the existence of security and privacy concerns. 2019 will continue these trends but at a faster pace.
IoT Attacks in 2018
Among the multiple IoT attacks in 2018, we saw Wicked, OMG Mirai, ADB.Miner, DoubleDoor, Hide ‘N Seek and even a Mirai-Variant IoT Botnet used to target the financial sector. Yet, the major attack of 2018 was definitely VPNFilter, hitting over half a million devices, mostly routers, from a wide range of known vendors. While such an attack is relatively massive, it is no longer uncommon or unexpected.