It was easy to see a wild year coming in cybersecurity. It started with a bang, with Olympic Destroyer targeting the Winter Olympics in February in an attempt to disrupt the opening ceremonies.
Things only got crazier from there, with cryptocurrency miners popping up everywhere, and VPNFilter taking the world by storm over the summer. There was never a shortage of cybersecurity news this year, and Talos was there to dissect all of it.
As the year wraps up, Talos takes a look back on the most prominent malware we discovered and the major trends we saw — some of which we expect to continue into 2019.