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The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way we work, live, and communicate.

Indefinite work from home policies. Virtual meetings and conferences. Digital hangouts with friends. Remote learning and distance education. Grocery delivery apps. E-commerce. Online banking. Telemedicine.

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the world’s digital presence has increased exponentially and the number of cyberattacks has grown five-fold, with cybercriminals exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.

Zoom has been actively working to secure their platform after a rash of heinous ‘zoombombing’ incidents occurred in the spring. Microsoft Teams was recently hit with a phishing attack. Google plans to shut down Hangouts in favor of Chat and Voice to provide more security tools and combat robocalls in accordance with the new EU and US telecommunications regulations. Phishing emails and identity theft exploded in the wake of government stimulus checks. Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced mass outages this year due to increased DDoS attacks. United Health Services was just hit with one of the largest medical cyberattacks on patient and medication data in U.S. …


Jillian Leedy

Marketing Manager. Writer. Photographer. Copywriter. Philanthropist. Adventurer.

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