COVID-19 has caused a massive influx of new users as millions are being sent home to work from home. This huge growth of work-from-home technologies, customer facing networks, and online cloud services has left holes for hackers to slip into. In March and April 2020, over 190,000 cases of coronavirus-related cyber attacks were reported every week – a 30% increase of attacks compared to pre-COVID. COVID-19 has taught us a number of things that could also be seen in the event of a cyberpandemic. This cyberpandemic could spread faster than any biological virus and lay in wait until activated. The economic impact of such a cyberattack could destroy or wipe up to 20 million devices. Recovering from such an attack and destruction of infrastructure could be very challenging and could grind the economy to a halt.
Learn more why cybersecurity is more important than ever and how to keep yourself safe online here.