Victims would be tricked into installing coin miners on their computers and mobile devices, handing their CPUs and electricity to cybercriminals. Supply chain attacks would become mainstream. Supply chain attacks had been a mainstay of the classical espionage and signals-intelligence operators, compromising upstream contractors/systems/companies and suppliers. With publicly available information on suppliers, contractors, partnerships and key people, cybercriminals could find victims in the supply chain and attack the weakest link. Today, the move to mobile application-based banking had curtailed some of the effectiveness, and cybercriminals were moving attacks to those platforms.
Source: Otago Daily Times January 03, 2018 16:07 UTC