Over the last 7 years, there have been major changes in cybercrime, cyber espionage and even cyber terrorism that many futurists would not have been able to predict. With the advent of cryptocurrency like Bitcoins, we’ve seen criminals shift to developing criminal botnet code to do cryptocurrency mining at the expense of our CPUs and electric bills. We’ve seen ransomware turn into ransom worms – literally becoming intranet distributed denial of service technologies, working from the insideout instead of traditional DDoS attacks. WannaCry is a perfect example.
What will happen in the threat landscape during the next 12 months? Let’s try to imagine which will be the threats and the threat actors that will influence the cyber arena next year.