Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

TechTarget

Alexander Culafi

It's well-documented that threat actors will often take advantage of society's fears in order to pursue cybercrime, but new research from VMware Carbon Black suggests that the reality might be even worse than initially thought. The endpoint security vendor, which was acquired by VMware last for $2.1 billion, said ransomware attacks jumped 148% in March over baseline levels in February.

"Notable spikes in attacks can also be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle, suggesting attackers are being nefariously ...

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