During April, cyber hackers continued shaping their attacks around the global epidemic crisis and associated transfer of the workforce from office to homes.
- Attacks on mobile devices keep increasing: with corporations moving to remote operation, the attack surface has shifted from desktops and laptops to mobile; the usage of mobile devices continues growing drawing the attention of nefarious elements.
- More fraud emails and text messages related to the crisis: cyber criminals play on our fears, compassion for victims, intentions to locate PPE, COVID-19 tests or treatment for the virus, financial support to improve our wellbeing. Phishing is only one of the social engineering techniques used by them to get access to personal information.
- Web attacks get more frequent: as we are searching intensely for information online, use video conferences and work using personal internet connections, our chances to be hacked are growing.