Navigating the new threat landscape

Throughout the pandemic the internet has been a lifeline for many, empowering people to stay connected with loved ones, attend virtual workout sessions, continue their studies, and work remotely. However, it has also opened up new avenues for cybercriminals to stalk, isolate and control others, particularly vulnerable groups, with tailored campaigns designed to take advantage of increased online activity.

Over the past 18 months, Covid-19 themed scams, sextortion campaigns, spyware and ransomware attacks have been among the most prominent attack types targeting both businesses and consumers.

About the author

Michal Salat is Director of Threat Intelligence at Avast.

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