Covid-19: How cyber criminals exploit the global threat
While the world struggles with the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, cyber criminals use people’s fear and curiosity to spread malware and wreak havoc on their victims. This comes mostly in the form of phishing emails with subjects pointing to Corona virus such as online medication offerings or by promoting an app full of insights and statistics related to the virus, when it actually comes with malware instead, holding your contacts and data ransom while asking you to pay Bitcoins.
Due to a global lockdown, most businesses had to switch to a work-from-home solution for their employees, opening themselves to a whole new range of attack vectors either by badly implemented VPN solutions, missing penetration tests due to time pressure, and other factors. With your employees sitting at home, there is also less visibility of who is around them and what they are doing. Privacy risks are higher than ever. Lucky are those who have implemented USB port control solutions, a solid VPN solution based on 2 factor authentication, network access control solution and email sandboxing solutions or even Content disarm and reconstruction solutions (“CDR”).