There was a definite overall rise of cyberattacks across the board in 2020. Ranging from phishing scams to system hacks via vulnerable endpoints and weak network security.
Cyberattacks affect everyone – even in ways that they don’t expect. For instance, medical institutions and hospitals are some of the most hard-hit institutions, and they store huge amounts of incredibly personal data. This has been a tremendous issue during the Covid-19 pandemic as well when medical staff had been overwhelmed by everything that’s going on.
Unfortunately, these attacks are only getting more sophisticated and malicious. One of the biggest preludes to the increase in cyberattacks during the pandemic is the rise in remote workers. With so many people now working from home, remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute force attacks grew by 400% during March and April alone.
Fake coronavirus-related websites have started cropping up too. New domains are being created daily, and they peddle all sorts of false information and fake cures. They often also contain malware and malvertising, leading to people’s devices becoming infected because of poor network and device security.
How To Protect Yourself From Cyberattacks
Sadly, there are few options open to those who want to stay protected from the rise of cyberattacks without shelling out large sums on technical IT expertise. Individuals at home have even fewer options open to them. This is why VPNs have become such a hot security commodity.
However, as stated above, virtual private networks aren’t infallible. Nothing is truly unbreachable, and anyone who uses a VPN, whether a hospital, business, or individual, should still take extra precautions.
Nevertheless, you can check out Cybersecurity Deals & Special Offers to boost up your internet security arsenals.
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