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Every year, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s experts look at the main cyberthreats facing connected businesses over the coming 12 months, based on the trends seen during the year.

For 2018, we decided to extract some top predictions that also have big implications for everyday connected life.
Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe.
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world.

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Our growing dependence on technology, connectivity and data means that businesses present a bigger attack surface than ever. Targeted attackers have become more adept at exploiting their victimsrsquo; vulnerabilities to penetrate corporate defences while ‘flying under the radarrsquo;.
Variants on zombie horde that took down Dyn still at large The Mirai botnet is alive and kicking more than a year after its involvement in a DDoS attack that left many of the world's biggest websites unreachable.…

DDoS attacks in Q3 2017

In the third quarter of 2017, we registered a considerable increase in the number of both DDoS attacks and their targets.

Traditionally, China is the country with the largest number of attack sources and targets.
It was followed by the United States and South Korea.

The popularity of Windows OS as a basis for creating a botnet has fallen noticeably, while the share of Linux-based botnets increased proportionally.
Whatever the threat posed by the new IoT botnet, a worse one has lurked for months.
But numbers aren't everything, are they, Dyn? The Reaper IoT botnet is nowhere near as threatening as previously suggested, according to new research.…
Latest IoT botnet commandeers 10,000 to 20,000 devices with an additional 2 million hosts identified.
Researchers warn that hackers have weaponized a vulnerability that could be used in an IOTroop (or Reaper) attack, bringing the likelihood of an attack one step closer.
Security researchers now say the botnet could be only as big as 28,000 infected devices, but warn that the figure could balloon in size at any given time.