Over 726 million Cyber Attacks recorded this year


It’s been 5 months since the start of the year 2020 and Kaspersky’s report says that its sensors have already recorded over 726 million cyber attacks launched on online resources this year so far.

Security Analysts from Kaspersky have also warned that the outbreak of COVID 19 could witness a spike in online attacks as IT teams of corporate companies are doing very less in securing their endpoints from malware attacks raised from work from home employees.

As governments across the world are requesting employees and students to work/learn from home, 46% of them are said to be vulnerable to cyber attacks as they are using unsecured devices and are lacking awareness of the threats lurking in the current cyber landscape.

The highlight of the report from Kaspersky is that it says that 75% of them are vulnerable to cyber threats as they are using obsolete hardware and software which lack the least basic security updates.

So, businesses which are encouraging their employees to work from home and educational institutes which are giving online classes should make sure that the surge in users depending on their online resources and increase in Virtual Private Networks (VPN) could put extra pressure on their networks allowing cybercriminals to exploit every opportunity which is available to them.

Kaspersky has also mentioned in its report that it has detected almost 375,000 new types of malware on a daily note. And experts are warning that more such sophisticated attacks are due to come shortly.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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