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The Top Security Threats to Expect in 2019

The Top Security Threats to Expect in 2019


In the chaotic world of cyber security, the threat landscape is becoming bigger every day! we continue to see offensive and defensive technologies evolving rapidly and attacks increasing in scope and high-level sophistication. Here are some top threats to expect in 2019.


  1. The Ransomware Tapers Will Continue to Wreak Havoc

Ransomware will taper off as the criminals behind the threats look for some new ways to generate revenue. This doesn’t mean that ransom will no longer be a threat. Instead, it will become more focused, and we will experience targeted threats. Reports by antivirus sellers indicate that Ransomware attacks are declining. The targeted threats, however, are having a huge effect on companies.

  1. Cryptojacking

This refers to the use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. The hackers are doing this by asking the target victim to click on a malicious link in an email. The link loads into a crypto mining code on victims’ computer. The attack is also being executed through an online advert with a JavaScript that is meant to auto-execute once it has been loaded on the browser of the victim.

  1. Botnets

Botnets comprise of a powerful network of compromised machines that cannot be controlled remotely. This is used for launching large-scale attacks. These are millions of compromised machines used by hackers to carry out distributed denial of service attacks as well as sending spam messages and stealing confidential information.

  1. Drive-by Download

Cybercriminals are becoming smarter by day. For instance, they know that you will not download software from third party sources. Thus, they have come up with a new form of attack known as drive-by download. The attack forms a malicious code that is downloaded from an online site.

  1. Phishing Attacks

Another popular cyberspace threat that has been around for years is the phishing attacks. This is the simplest attack formed to steal confidential user data. The cybercriminals use this form of attack to target your security details like passwords, credit cards details and financial data. The attacks look genuine and disguise themselves as a person you already know.

Those are some of the popular threats we predict to occur in 2019. To ensure your company is not vulnerable to these and more attacks from cybercriminals, contact BELNIS today for top security solutions.