Cyber Security Report of May 1, 2020: Keep it Remote and Safe

During April, cyber hackers continued shaping their attacks around the global epidemic crisis and associated transfer of the workforce from office to homes. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.