Cyberattacks to grow as hackers target greater financial returns – Trend Micro

The increase in ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and business email compromise attempts throughout 2017 will continue this year as cybercriminals refine and target their attacks for greater financial return, says cybersecurity multinational Trend Micro. Cybercriminals are increasingly abandoning exploit kits and spray-and-pray tactics in favour of more strategic attacks designed to improve their return on investment. They increasingly find they are able to gain more – whether money, data or reputation damage – by strategically targeting companies’ most valuable assets.