It’s been said before and we’ll say it again – 2015 was the year of the hack.
Sure, there were major hacks and breaches before 2015, but this was the year when hacking became de rigueur, when hacks went mainstream and became front page news. Often. Very often.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the hacks of 2015 was the scope. No sector was spared from data breaches, from top universities to federal agencies to Steam. It seems like everybody was targeted in 2015, as if the perps did their utmost to reach the widest range of victims. Profiled below are an assortment of people and the hacks that affected them most this year.
2015 is drawing to a close and that can mean only one thing – it’s time to make 2016 predictions! Some people like to prognosticate about which celebs will be dating; others focus on economic forecasts. Some people attempt to prophesy the outcomes of their fantasy football leagues.
Here at ZoneAlarm we extend our totally secure, all the time mantra to peering into the future as well. After all, the bad guys always have one eye on the future, so you should too if you want to stay safe.
To that end, we bring you ZoneAlarm’s predictions for the top 4 PC threats in 2016. These threats are already active, but they seem to be ramping up their game in an alarming way and all of us need to be prepared for them.
- December 22nd, 2015
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Online Safety, PC security
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