Rise in cyber attacks hit ‘average of 375 new threats per minute’ during Covid-19 according to …

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[…] According to the McAfee Covid-19 Threat Report, cyber criminals have been exploiting the pandemic through coronavirus-related malicious apps, phishing campaigns and malware, focusing on topics such as testing, treatments, cures and remote work.

In addition, McAfee Labs counted a total of 458 publicly disclosed security incidents, an increase of 41 per cent from the fourth quarter of last year. Half of all these incidents took place in North America, mainly in the US, followed by nine per cent in Europe. In particular, public sector attacks increased by 73 per cent during the time period.


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