Attacks on Cloud Services Increased by 630% Between January and April

HIPAA Journal

COVID-19 has forced businesses to close their offices and allow employees to work from home. Cloud services have been provisioned to support home working and communication solutions such as Zoom, Cisco WebEx, and Microsoft Teams have allowed remote workers in collaborate effectively.

A recently published report from cybersecurity company McAfee shows business use of cloud services increased by 50% in the first 4 months of 2020 and collaboration services saw an increase of 600% in usage during the same period. These solutions have allowed businesses to continue to operate, and many have reported productivity has actually improved during the pandemic; however, the rapid change to a largely at-home workforce has introduced vulnerabilities and cybercriminals have taken advantage.

Attacks on Cloud Services Have Surged During the Pandemic
An analysis of data from over 30 million McAfee cloud customers revealed cyberattacks on cloud services increased by...

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