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Predictions 2019: Security Threats Will Only Get Nastier

January 03, 2019 / Chris Preimesberger

Hardly a week went by in 2018 without news of a major data leak or security breach. Ransomware and phishing were invasive, state-run hackers were working around the clock, passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached and governments around the world once again spurned privacy rules. This isn't even to mention the concerted nation-state misinformation campaigns designed to influence U.S. voters through social neworks in the 2018 midterm elections. To the surprise of no one, knowledgeable professionals, such as NordVPN’s Digital Privacy Expert Daniel Markuson, warn that 2019 will keep getting worse. “The year 2018 not only (yet again) shocked the world by highlighting systemic cybersecurity issues,” Markuson wrote in a media advisory to eWEEK. “Multiple governments adopted new rules and laws, which are making a global impact now and will echo for years to come. Still, 2019 can bring some hope for the future–...