Check Point Says Covid-19-Related Cyberattacks Up Sixfold in Last Two weeks
According to the Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security company, the past 14 days have seen 14,000 daily malicious attacks connected to coronavirus, suggesting the spike is linked to the release of Federal stimulus funds in the U.S.
Tzally Greenberg and CTech | 17:30 20.04.2020
Over the past two weeks, 14,000 coronavirus (Covid-19)-related cyberattacks have taken place daily worldwide, according to data released by Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. In a blog post published Monday, Check Point stated this number is six times as high as the number of coronavirus-related attacks in the two weeks prior. According to Check Point, 94% of these attacks were phishing attacks and 3% were mobile device attacks, conducted either through dedicated malware for mobile operating systems or through malicious activity carried out on a mobile device. According to the company’s data, the number of daily attacks related to the virus was even higher during the week of April 7-14, amounting to 20,000.