2016 Trends

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Year after year, at ESET’s Research Laboratories, we review some of the most important events of the year globally, and their impact on the worlds of both corporate and home IT users. Taking into account discussion and examination of what has happened in technology, it is difficult to sum up everything in one phrase. New technologies, attack reports, new malware families, and security flaws with a global impact: the speed at which these follow one another makes security an increasingly important challenge for businesses, enterprises, governments and users around the world.

In recent years, we have discussed how the web became one of the main channels for the spread of malicious code; the growth and professionalization of crimeware; the importance of botnets to the world of cybercrime; the spread of malware targeting mobile devices. Each of these trends has had an impact in recent years, and in our document "Trends for 2015: Targeting the corporate world" we not only emphasized how different companies had become the targets of computer attacks, but also broke the report down into different topics. Read more here.