Security Experts: Whopping 217.5% Increase in Cyber Attacks on ‘Smart Home’ Connected Devices in 2018

According to the annual 2019 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, we’re being subjected to more attacks by cybercriminals than ever before. The report provides an in-depth look at threat intelligence obtained from the company’s more than one million sensors located around the world. In 2018 there were a record-high 10.52 billion malware attacks that included 391,689 newly identified attack variants.

“Cyber perpetrators are not letting up in their relentless pursuit to illegally obtain data, valuable information and intellectual property,” said Bill Conner, president and CEO of SonicWall.

K absolutely will not allow a connected device into the house, sorry Alexa.