Cyber Attacks Are Growing More Sophisticated During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Here’s How to Defend Against Them

CPO Magazine | November 9, 2020 — Cybercriminals typically scramble to take advantage of any newsworthy event, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. By late March, the number of domain names registered with keywords like “COVID” and “corona” spiked from 190 to over 70,000. That number included a large number of phishing websites designed to tempt users to give up their email login credentials, credit card details and other personal information, often by posing as legitimate government and international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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