World Corona Pandemic increases the risk of cyber attacks
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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.
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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