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2016 Cybersecurity Outlook: New Tactics to Thwart Hackers

Security experts say that yesteryear’s hacker has given way to organized-crime teams who are determined to steal and monetize stolen data.

Businesses still reeling from seemingly endless reports of hacker break-ins last year should brace for even more sophisticated capers in 2016 as IT security departments simultaneously roll out new tactics for thwarting the criminals. Security experts say that the image of yesteryear’s hacker—the pimply faced teen on a lark for grins and giggles—has given way to organized-crime teams who are hell bent on stealing and monetizing stolen data.