I don’t think we can stress this enough… Cybercriminals have ZERO shame.

They don’t even blink at exploiting a global pandemic for their own personal gain.  How do we know that?  By the increase in ransomware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during global lock down, when  the need to access networks and online businesses is greater than ever before.

While it’s true that these attacks are far from new, the attacks have been intensifying since the onset of Covid-19 across the globe.  In fact, in march, a Covid-19 testing center in the Czech Republic was the victim of a cyberattack, which ultimately caused them to have to close down a number of services.

And the increase in DDoS attacks, which overload and crash online services with a bevy of excess, fake traffic for the purpose of disrupting commerce, is showing no signs of stopping.  Which in this time of need is really just disgusting behavior, at best.  DDoS attacks are not only highly disruptive, but they’re also very cheap and easy to deploy.

No shame.

As always, PTG is here to help keep your home office safe.  You can download our Free Remote Security Checklist, give us a call at 919-422-2607, or schedule a free consultation with Craig by clicking here.

You focus on staying safe by staying home, and we will focus on keeping you safe by protecting your home office.

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