Cybersecurity Professionals See an Increase in Cyber-Attacks

As we have been talking about here, on Security Bytes, there has been an increase in COVID-19 related cyberattacks. Just how much have they increased though? According to DarkReading, 71% of cybersecurity professionals polled have seen an increase in cyberattacks. In addition to this, Check Point and Dimensional Research polled 411 IT and cybersecurity professionals showing that the majority, 55%, of these cyberattacks are phishing emails. Coming in second place at 32% are fake websites promoting COVID-19 information.

Previous posts here have also talked about phishing emails and fake websites and the research above shows the importance of being able to identify phishing and fake websites quickly. Please check out Cybersecurity Covid-19 Cyberscam Tip Sheet and Known Covid-19 Cyber Scams (pictured right) for more information.