Attack of the intelligent cyber-bees

Highly destructive, self-learning ‘swarmbots’ driven by hivenets will replace botnets next year according to Fortinet global security strategist, Derek Manky

Highly destructive, self-learning ‘swarmbots’ driven by hivenets will be the threat trend for next year. At least according to Fortinet global security strategist, Derek Manky, speaking at the vendors International Media Conference in Nice this week. “Hivenets will leverage self-learning to target vulnerable systems at an unprecedented scale” Manky warned, explaining that code which is already starting to take on a life of its own in the world of malware will become “more nimble, agile and quick.” Manky adds that means it will be able to “exfiltrate data on its own, without the human operator instructing it to do so. What happens then is we get into this true swarm intelligence network.”

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