Novel cyberthreats: how to stay safe when working from home – Techradar Australia

As companies are forced to quickly transition to telecommuting and remote work, the ongoing pandemic is giving rise to new forms of cybercrime. Some experts have labelled this phenomenon Fearware as hackers capitalise on anxieties about the virus and target employees working from less secure home offices.

Hackers have created coronavirus tracking apps that install ransomware, coronavirus attachments that contain malware, and phishing emails claiming to be from the CDC and WHO that steal personal information. Even public health systems aren’t immune to this risk. Hackers recently attacked the US Department of Health and Human Services to test the department’s infrastructure for security exploits.


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