Another week, another shortage it seems. COVID-19 conditioned us to expect this, but the most recent shortages (such as gasoline, beef, chicken, and pork) are due to cyber-attacks involving ransomware. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) details that the overall threat from cybercrime has significantly increased in the past year .
It seems people aren't the only ones facing a certain viral nemesis. Cyber-attacks are on the rise from opportunistic hackers, and Ryuk ransomware has risen to the top of the threat list.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has given hackers a prime opportunity to get creative when it comes to inventing new ways of circulating malicious code to steal your data. They’ve gone to such measures as to recalibrate existing malware, reimagining it for newer, less exclusive malicious pursuits. Which is why you may have seen Emotet, originally a banking trojan, making a comeback.