COVID-19 creates security vulnerabilities causing a quantum leap in global cyber attacks

GLOBAL – The COVID-19 pandemic has created new vulnerabilities in the information technology security of many organizations and as a result fueling an unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks globally. According to a report by Check Point, there were less than 5,000 phishing attacks related to COVID-19 in February, the number however spiked to over 200,000 towards the end of April 2020 as the pandemic gripped economies world over. From March to April alone, according to a mid-year report from Check Point, there was a 34 per cent increase in the rate…

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