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Cloud, IoT are sitting ducks for hackers

April 01, 2019 / Abhijit Ahaskar

Malware has evolved to be more stealth-like than ever and open to almost anyone to carry out an attack. This democratization of the cybercrime ecosystem paves the way for new, unskilled attackers to enter the malware distribution arena. New breed of hackers: Hacking as we knew it has changed. While in the beginning it was the handiwork of overenthusiastic individuals honing their cyber-skills by finding loopholes in live systems, hackers today are financially motivated and run their operations under the aegis of organized criminal organizations, according to the 2019 Security Report by Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd, released this month.