Paul Sabanal: Thingbots: The Future of Botnets in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. Everything from cars to home appliances, watches and even children’s toys are being connected online. It is projected that by the year 2020, there will be more 25 billion devices connected to the Internet.

Those numbers alone are enough to attract cybercriminals’ attention, but what is more relevant here is what these devices represent. It means more data to steal, more systems to take over and more money to be made.