Alarming rate of cyberattacks during COVID-19

The number of electronic attacks, frauds and cyber espionage aimed at companies and organizations are increasing every year. The 2020 corona pandemic and the accelerating digitalisation that has come as a result of the pandemic have accelerated the development of threats further. How safe is your home office?

With organisations and businesses rapidly deploying remote systems and networks to support staff working from home, criminals are taking advantage of increased security vulnerabilities to steal data, generate profits and cause disruption.
An INTERPOL assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime (from August 2020) shows that the number of malicious attacks increased by almost 600 percent during the first month of the pandemic. The assessment also showed a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure.
Key findings highlighted by the INTERPOL assessment of the cybercrime landscape in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic include Online Scams and Phishing, Disruptive Malware (Ransomware and DDoS), Data Harvesting Malware, Malicious Domains and Misinformation
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