Remote Workers Targeted by Cyber ​​Attackers

cyber attackers target those who work remotely
cyber attackers target those who work remotely

📩 09/02/2021 11:35

ESET, the world leader in cybersecurity, published its Fourth Quarter Threat Report for 2020. ESET recorded an increase of 2020 percent in RDP attack attempts between the first and the fourth quarter of 768.

The latest threat report published by ESET revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the cybercrime world. The data in the ESET Q2020 2020 Threat Report saw an incredible 768 percent increase in RDP attack attempts between the first and the fourth quarter of XNUMX. ESET Researchers underlined that attackers are using more aggressive tactics day by day, posing a great risk to the private sector and the public sector.

Why RDP attacks are increasing

RDP, short for Remote Desktop Protocol, allows one computer to connect to another computer over the network so it can be used remotely. By using Remote Desktop Connection, you can access it from another computer running Windows that is connected to the same network or internet. Within this framework, you can use all the programs, files and network resources of your computer at work from your computer at home as if you were at work. ESET experts say that the rate of remote work has increased due to the pandemic, but that the necessary measures have not been taken adequately. Experts emphasize that RDP security should not be ignored due to ransomware attacks that often occur with RDP exploits.

COVID-19-themed email threats will continue in 2021

Another trend observed in the last quarter is COVID-19-themed email threats. The positive developments regarding vaccines developed against COVID-2020, especially at the end of 19, reveal that the threats developed by cyber attackers by using these contents have increased. Cybercriminals, who turn vaccinations into opportunities, are expanding their portfolio of methods. This threat trend is expected to continue in 2021.

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