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World Corona Pandemic increases the risk of cyber attacks

08:05  13 september  2021
08:05  13 september  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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The corona crisis often has a negative effect on the IT security of companies. This result is a research report of the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) published on Monday.

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Work in the HomeOffice and the use of private hardware and software therefore increase the risk of infection with damage software as well as phishing attacks. These are the e-mails supposedly serious sender, with which scammers want to travel to passwords, for example. Above all, companies with tensioned economic situation are threatened, the rare additional IT security measures.

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The authors of the report had asked a total of 5,000 companies with more than ten employees in 2018/19. More than 600 companies were once again participating in a subsequent sector between July and September 2020. 60 percent of them reported that they had to react within one year at least one cyber attack. Automatically crashed attacks, through a firewall, for example, are not included. In 85 percent of cases, cybercriminals could be detrimental in an early test stage.


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According to the KFN, for the first time in the "Cyber ​​Security in Companies" project, so-called Darkfeld data on cyber attacks against companies were collected for the first time over a longer period of time. Because the display quota of such offenses is low: In the first round, it was 12 and now at 9 percent. The reasons for this was the most frequently called the low levels of damage, then the lack of prospect of investigation success.

Partners in the project "Cyber ​​attacks against companies" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics was the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

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