Ransomware topped the list of cyber threats in 2013, according to Malware Bytes. Chief of these was Cryptolocker, which encrypts your data and holds it ransom for $300. You have only 72 hours to pay up before the key to get your data back is lost forever. Leo says that even police stations have been bit by it and were forced to pay up.
Leo says that so-called Ransomware wasn't the only threat, as hackers are also making phone calls and using social engineering to get users to install malware in the guise of remote access software. All too often, the hackers are tech support people from overseas, moonlighting. #3 on the list was mobile malware via Android, which Leo says hasn't been as prevalent as he expected it to be.