The cryptocurrencies increasing popularity over the last years has been closely followed by a proliferation of cybersecurity incidents. Hacking and ransomware attacks and phishing and mining malware have become real threats for both crypto traders and holders.
And 2019 may bring new cybersecurity challenges to the ecosystem.
“All the evidence suggests that cyber-attackers are increasingly interested in cryptocurrencies [...] [and] in 2019 we predict a growing trend of cryptomining linked to IoT devices," — said Raj Samani, chief scientist at McAfee Labs.
IoT, or the Internet of Things, is made up of devices connected together. It involves extending the Internet connectivity beyond standard devices — such as laptops and smartphones — to any device or everyday object, like wearables.
And according to McAfee Labs this will be cryptohackers main next target.
However, Raj Samani also shared that crypto users — both individuals and businesses — can reduce their risks, minimize damages and protect themselves by implementing integrated cybersecurity systems.
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