Will coronavirus lead to more cyberattacks?
Work from home or hacking policy?
The abrupt move of millions of people to working remotely has sparked an unprecedented volume of attacks to trick people into giving up credentials to attackers, according to security researchers.
Perfect storm for cyberattack
Stealing sensitive information
When someone is working form their home it is a similar threat profile as at an airport or a Starbucks, you just don't have that protection you might have in the workplace.
Attackers are taking advantage of people's fears about COVID-19 with scare tactics to get people to click on malicious links or attachments, but also playing on sympathies with fake crowdfunding pages purported to be for people who have fallen ill.
Lucrative for cybercriminals
Healthcare infrastructures are highly susceptible to hacker attacks because of lax cybersecurity skills and safeguards.
Scammers may still offer fake vaccines and other bogus medical products claiming to offer 'cures' for the virus.
Virtually all the cyber schemes related to the pandemic are financially motivated.