Amid COVID-19, Global Orgs See a 148% Spike in Ransomware Attacks; Finance Industry Heavily Targeted


Cyber criminals often exploit fear and uncertainty during major world events by launching cyberattacks. These attacks are often performed with social engineering campaigns leveraging malicious emails that lure victims to install malware that steals financial data and other valuable personal information or, in some cases, turns a user’s computer into a crypto mining zombie.   

In light of the COVID-19 surge, we looked into attack data from the VMware Carbon Black Cloud to determine the shift to remote work, how cyber attackers have stepped up their campaigns, when these campaigns are being launched, and what industry has been most frequently targeted.  

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