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IoT Attacks Escalating with a 217.5% Increase in Volume

March 29, 2019 / Sergiu Gatlan

Attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks have been escalating throughout 2018 with 32.7 million IoT attacks having been detected during last year by SonicWall, while phishing saw a decrease in volume with most of the attacks being targeted. While everyone wants to have their devices interconnected and connected to the Internet, many of the estimated 31 billion IoT devices that will be installed by 2020 according to Statista will also come with easy to abuse or no security controls.