It’s clear to everyone that we are living in unprecedented times. Almost overnight, many of us have had to reassess how we work, socialize, do our groceries, and just about every other activity. Covid-19, and the social and economic upheaval many of us are feeling, has acted as a beacon to hackers. We can fight them by being vigilant against these threats – now more than ever.
Cybercriminals have sensed opportunities in many areas. For example, hacking against corporations surged in April this year as cybercriminals looked to take advantage of employees working from home without the security protections they would have had in the office. Hospitals, financial institutions, and charities have also been targeted. Scammers have tried to take advantage of the confusion by increasing the number of email phishing campaigns. Moreover, it should not be forgotten that it’s an election year, and, once again, there are concerns we may be likely to see our democratic institutions tested by outside interests anxious to do harm.
The point is that cybercriminals are looking to step into the void where chaos is, at least for now, reigning. Confusion has always been an ally to those who wish to take advantage of us. Those threats can be both foreign and domestic, targeting not just individuals but America as a whole. America’s enemies are weaponizing disinformation, and the goal of these campaigns is to cause even more chaos.
We should not forget, however, that not all of the changes have been negative. But whether positive or negative, the changes have caused an increase in the instances of hacking and cybercrime.
It is important to remember we have the means to fight back against these threats. Those intent on causing damage, fear and destruction prey on vulnerabilities, but they can be thwarted when we take the necessary steps to protect ourselves. Sometimes this just means being vigilant and educating ourselves, but it can also mean implementing the right precautions to protect ourselves.
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We are of the firm belief that we will come through this period of upheaval, and that America will come out stronger than ever. However, we are acutely aware that these periods of change are critical moments for security. The evidence is pouring in to show that hackers are trying new ways to exploit the disruption in our business and our society. We should all be vigilant against these threats and do everything in our power to stop these criminals from succeeding.