Cybersecurity Predictions: 2020 will be the year of 5G, bringing faster speeds and bandwidth capabilities to mobile devices, but also making them highly coveted targets | Vumetric

2020 will be the year of 5G, bringing with it not only faster speeds and bandwidth capabilities to our mobile devices, but also making them highly coveted targets by DDoS attackers. While mobile devices have always been targeted by financial or personal data thieves, 5G’s increased bandwidth allows attackers to take control over a relatively small number of mobile handsets and unleash a tremendous amount of damage. A potential DDoS attack may be distributed via an innocent-looking app on the Play or App store and an attacker just needs a few hundred installs to create a massive outbreak

Hagai Shapira, Research Team Lead

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