CyberProof Inc., a UST Global company, warns of new cybersecurity threats amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Hackers, including cybercriminals and state-sponsored threat actors around the globe, are taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak to accelerate their activities and spread their own infections.
CyberProof’s advanced cyber defense platform enables operational efficiency with complete transparency to dramatically reduce the time needed to respond to security threats and minimize business impact. Its virtual analyst, SeeMo, automates and accelerates cyber-operations by learning and adapting from endless sources of data by providing context and actionable information. Cyber experts can then prioritize the most urgent incidents and proactively identify and respond to potential threats. The new partnership with Cato Networks, which offers a solution to reduce the security risks to large-scale remote working, come at the right time. “The solution creates a globally available VPN solution that allows organizations to extend their security policy to the WFH workforce and optimizes network performance”, Tony Velleca, Chief Executive Officer, CyberProof and CISO, UST Global explains.
It is a fact that hackers have underground networks for communicating among themselves and sharing resources for cyberattacks. By actively tracking such activities, CyberProof witnessed forum complaints about being stuck at home because of the coronavirus, leading to a greater amount of frustration and malicious activity. Of note, the cybersecurity expert firm uncovered a new coronavirus phishing attack: investigations into cybercrime hacking communities exposed a threat actor offering a phishing method that infects victims with malware by sharing an online map of coronavirus-infected areas as a disguise.
CyberProof suspects that according to the threat actor, the given Pre-loader has a file extension that can be sent as an attachment directly by/to any mail service, and it works on all Windows versions.
“As threat hunters, we have become increasingly aware of the greater need for diligence and awareness regarding the latest cyber security threat - hackers taking advantage of new vulnerabilities during this difficult time,” said Yuval Wollman, President, CyberProof. “In crisis situations, the underground community springs into action and we need to do the same. To protect your organization, make sure employees are keeping their guard up and follow best practices for cyber security,” he added.
The count of cybersecurity scams has risen during the coronavirus period and the main cause of these new scams is likely the fact that many hackers are shut inside their homes due to the coronavirus regulations in many locations: they are bored and looking for new ways to spread malware, siphon sensitive information, and hold critical systems hostage.
Considering these insights shared by CyberProof, the reports signify a wide increase in the number of cyberattacks.
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