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Cybersecurity in The Post-Pandemic Economy

Hacker Noon

Brian Wallace

COVID-19 has brought millions of people onto the internet for much longer stretches of time. These new practices and habits on such a large scale is bringing new weak links in the chain that keeps us safe on the internet. Huge amounts of growth of work from home tech, online cloud services, and customer facing networks are starting to open doors for cyberattackers to walk in.

Over the course of just a month in early 2020, phishing and hacking activities were recorded to increase by 37%. The increased susceptibility to cyberattacks has led to an increased amount of COVID-19 related cyberattacks – in March and April 2020, a 30% increase in cyberattacks was recorded compared to pre-COVID-19.

COVID-19 has taught...

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