New Report: IoT Now Top Internet Attack Target
A new report from F5 labs indicates that Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are now the most common target for cyber criminals, individuals and groups that continue to respond to improved security developments. IoT devices are projected to grow in number from 8.4 billion in 2017 to over 20 billion by 2020. One leading cause of their favored targeting is that devices connected to a network are often the easiest point of entry, even easier or more effective than targeting employees in spear-phishing attacks. Perhaps surprisingly, the report indicates that Spain is the top-attacked country, while Brazil was the largest source for attacks, followed by China, Japan, Poland, and the US.