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12/14/2018
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2019 Attacker Playbook

Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.
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It's time to turn the page on yet another year, which means it's also time to look into that crystal ball and speculate — wildly or not — on where cyberattacks will take us in the coming months. Security researchers agree that the old standbys, such as phishing, ransomware, and credential attacks, will keep plaguing organizations as much as ever. But the threat landscape is never static, so security professionals can surely expect the bad guys to continue refining their attacks in 2019.

Here's what the prognosticators believe attackers have in store for us next year.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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janjikiuu
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janjikiuu,
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12/20/2018 | 2:53:46 PM
Re: Sauce?
good
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
12/18/2018 | 9:34:50 AM
Re: Sauce?
Your point is well-taken on the controversy and dispute over that report. This section has been updated to reflect that. Thank you.
Mr_kitson
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Mr_kitson,
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12/17/2018 | 7:27:55 AM
Sauce?
Unfortunately, Bloomberg's "The Big Hack" was very publicly and universally denied, debunked and discredited, to boot- all Bloomberg kept saying is "Trust us, we trust our sources".

Perhaps a different source would be better: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/heavily-armed-police-raid-company-that-seeded-last-weeks-notpetya-outbreak/ -supply chain doesn't have to mean physical media or hardware.
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