From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

By The News Desk|13 February 2017

In 2016, cybercriminals were responsible for an estimated £1 billion in damages to companies across the UK, but an even greater threat of cybercrime being used to execute large scale terrorist attacks, assassinations and even murders must be faced and prepared for.

The Internet of Things and advances in AI mean fiction is fast becoming fact - and have created new opportunities for criminal activity, including ransomware, and the hacking of confidential data and creation of botnets in return for a fee from a third party.

And with the rise of AI, from driverless cars to self-administered drug devices and the popularity of drones, the possibilities for cyber criminals start to become endless.

To counter such threats, knowledge and training are key among staff and the wider public.

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