Positive Technologies experts report an increase in the number of cyber attacks by 22.5%
In the first quarter of 2020, 22.5% more cyber attacks were detected than in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a Positive Technologies report available to Kommersant.
Numbers show a significant increase in the share of attacks on government agencies using malicious software (81% versus 66% in the fourth quarter) and social engineering methods (79% versus 66%). According to Positive Technologies experts, this could be in part due to the pandemic: attackers sent emails about the coronavirus to government institutions in different countries with malicious attachments. About 13% of phishing attacks were associated with COVID-19, 44% of them were targeted at individuals, and every fifth email campaign was directed at government agencies.
Published on June 16, 2020 on the Kommersant website