Most dangerous new cyber security threats 2017: ransomware, spearphishing, IoT botnets

With malicious campaigns on the rise, we take a look at some of the biggest cyber threats this year

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If last week's Wannacry NHS ransomware attack has taught us anything, it's that malicious activity is very much alive and kicking and that most organisations are either not prepared or their cyber security departments are under funded. 

Vendors and malicious actors are permanently joined at the hip with security companies racing to react to the latest emerging threats, and attackers circumventing these defences all the time.

Many of these threats first became apparent in recent years but have recently swelled – with no end in sight. Read on for some of the most dangerous cyber security attacks every organisation faces in 2017.

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