Like any other people, many believe that hackers try to take a break and work less during the festive season. However, this is not the case. In fact, cybercriminals end up doing extra hours during the holidays as they know that companies and individuals often let their guard down around this time.
Attacks are more likely to succeed as many Americans decide to hit the road or spend more time with their family. Both FBI and CISA issued a reminder aimed at critical infrastructure organizations to stay vigilant against threats during holidays and weekends. This should also be considered an alert for individuals and small and medium businesses to remain on top of cyber security procedures during the jolly season.