Cybersecurity and COVID-19: The First 100 Days (Forbes)


With cybercrime accelerating as Covid-19 spreads, manufacturing and retail organisations are seeing the most attacks. Between January and March, spam and opportunistic detections increased by 26.3%, while impersonation was up 30.3%, malware by 35.16% and the blocking of URL clicks by 55.8%. Overall, detections were up by a third. Criminals have been matching their scams to the news, with detections rocketing, for example, during the week that saw the first reports of Covid-19 infections in the UK, Italy and Spain.