Security Firm Predicts the Internet Will Shut Down for 24 Hours in 2017
Leading into 2017, we’ve seen some of the largest security breaches in the history of the internet. Just last October, we saw a Dyn DDoS attack that took down almost half of the global internet. So why are we just assuming that things may get better?
Security firm LogRhythm, a company that specializes in security information and event management software, has predicted it is about to get worse, a lot worse.
The firm’s vice president and chief information security officer James Carder has said that the whole internet will shut down for 24 hours in 2017. As if that isn’t enough, he believes the event will tank the financial markets.
This particular security expert also predicted the DDoS attack in October and many other things that took place in 2016, such as the fake news problem and that media giants such as Fox News and CNN will be targeted.
In addition to his bold predictions, Carder also stressed the increasing ransomware threat in 2017. He believes attackers will take advantage of pre-authenticated tokens to disseminate malware. He explained that because so many Apple products are interconnected, the malware could spread really quickly.