Cybercriminals upped their game in a big way in 2018, dramatically increasing the number and severity of DDoS attacks and refining their IoT attacks to entirely new levels.

The main takeaway from Netscout’s Threat Report that looked at the second half of 2018 was that cybercriminals built and used cheaper, easier-to-deploy and more persistent malware and cyber gangs added to this higher level of efficiency by implementing some of the same principles used by legitimate businesses.

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