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COVID-19 Hacking Prompts U.S, U.K. Warnings

Cybersecurity officials in the US and Britain suspect hostile foreign governments are behind the meteoric rise of phishing attacks. This language typically refers to the hacking hot spots of China, Russia, North Korea and Iran.

"Cybersecurity officials from the US and UK warned that small, medium and large businesses all are vulnerable to proliferating cyber threats"

These hacking groups are taking advantage of the chaos, concern and confusion around Coronavirus and remote working.

"Cyber threats have been compounded by the sudden migration of large sectors of the global economy to work-from-home operations."

Most of these attacks are originating through phishing emails. The other large concern is video conferencing with Zoom, which has its own set of security concerns.

“We urge everyone to remain vigilant to these threats, be on the lookout for suspicious emails and look to trusted sources for information and updates regarding Covid-19.” -Bryan Ware, US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

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Original article here.
[https://www.wsj.com/articles/hacking-groups-hunt-pandemic-opportunities-warn-u-s-british-officials-11586377708]

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.