Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

It’s very well-documented that danger actors will typically choose advantage of society’s fears in purchase to pursue cybercrime, but new research from VMware Carbon Black indicates that the reality could possibly be even even worse than originally thought.

The endpoint safety vendor, which was acquired by VMware very last for $two.1 billion, claimed ransomware assaults jumped 148% in March more than baseline stages in February.

“Notable spikes in assaults can also be correlated to important times in the COVID-19 news cycle, suggesting attackers are staying nefariously opportunistic and leverage breaking news to choose advantage of vulnerable populations,” the report reads.

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