TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Tokyo-based software specialist Trend Micro issued three warnings Saturday about priorities for cyber security in 2019.
The leaking of credential information such as passwords and e-mail addresses and their use in scams would continue to increase, while phishing attacks would overtake hacking through loopholes and the safety of industrial control systems would continue to face rising threats, the Central News Agency reported.
“Credential stuffing” was a method involving a Botnet army to use leaked e-mail addresses and passwords to mount a persistent attack trying to enter popular websites, according to Trend Micro.
Netizens using the same password for different web sites played a key role in the growth of the practice, CNA reported.
Hackers were also using unsafe business sites as jumping boards to attack other systems, making it necessary for businesses to rely on more than one instrument to prevent hacking, Trend Micro managers said.
With a trade war raging, attempts to obtain technology and intellectual property by illegal means were certain to expand next year, according to cyber security officials.