cyber security: Hackers to exploit AI technology for data breaches in 2018: Symantec - The Economic Times

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NEW DELHI: Cyber-criminals will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to explore victims' networks in 2018, global cyber security leader Symantec said on Thursday. Furthermore, the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be hijacked and used in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, warned Tarun Kaura, Director, Product Management, APJ, Symantec. "2018 is the first year where we will see AI versus AI in a cybersecurity context. Cyber criminals will use AI to attack and explore victims' networks, which is typically the most labour-intensive part of compromise after an incursion," Kaura said in a statement. In 2017, we saw massive DDoS attacks using hundreds of thousands of compromised IoT devices in people's homes and workplaces to generate traffic.