COVID-19 Incites Crimes of Opportunity
March 24, 2020, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Cybercriminals don't care that you're worried about a global pandemic. They are opportunistic, and we should expect them to take advantage of COVID-19 in a variety of creative ways. With our economy essentially shut down and one in five Americans ordered to stay home, millions of people are less mobile and will ultimately spend more time than ever on the internet. The good news is that people may be less vulnerable to the cyber threats that abound due to this reduced mobile, but there are plenty of ways to target people, and the latest crisis provides ample fodder to start with.