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COVID-19 attack campaigns target hardest hit regions, research shows

04
May
2020
COVID-19 attack campaigns target hardest hit regions, research shows

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Attackers continue to exploit people’s fears about the COVID-19 pandemic to increase the success rate of their malicious campaigns, including in the enterprise space. New research from security companies shows that cybercriminals are focusing their attacks on countries and regions that were hit hardest by the coronavirus and on industry verticals that are under major economic pressure.

With many employees now working from home, often from personal devices, the risk of malware infections and credential compromises is significantly higher. Companies should take steps to ensure that remote access to their corporate applications and data is carefully monitored, follows least privilege principles and is done from secure devices using multi-factor authentication (MFA).

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