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COVID-19 Cyberattacks – Increase in Ransomware & BEC (Business Email Compromise aka Spearphising)!

The National Law Review

HelpNetSecurity reported “Cyber attacks have increased in number and severity since the onset of the pandemic. The changes organizations implemented to facilitate remote work have given cybercriminals new opportunities to launch campaigns exploiting mass uncertainty and fear.” The September 14, 2020 report entitled “Cyber losses are increasing in frequency and severity” included these comments:

…since the beginning of COVID-19, …a 47% increase in the severity of ransomware attacks, on top of a 100% increase from 2019 to Q1 2020.

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