Malware threats continue to rise and target IoT

December 20, 2018

Via: Techradar

The number of new malware threats grew significantly during the last few months of 2018 as criminals upped their hacking game, according to research from McAfee Labs.

The firm reported finding 480 new variants every minute during the three months of Q3 2018, and new malware samples growing by 53 percent, showing the scale of security threats targeting consumers and businesses alike.

McAfee also found a major rise in malware targeting IoT devices as the number of connected products grew worldwide, with products often lacking proper security protection.

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