How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Hackers

July 8, 2020
FOX 11 Los Angeles | How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Hackers

Cybersecurity expert Rob Davis of CRITICALSTART talks to Hal of Fox 11 New in Los Angeles about the ways that hackers are taking advantage of the “work from home” efforts. He says that most home workplaces are much less secure than businesses, and that allows opportunities for cybercriminals to strike. 

Davis says most hack attacks are now coming from overseas, as it makes it more difficult to find and prosecute them. He discusses the ways that hackers can gain an advantage over home workers, including phishing letters, intended to steal your credentials or install malware on your computer. He says the best protection against these attacks is to enable two-factor authentication on all your vulnerable websites.

Davis says that zoom has updated its software and if people enable the protections in it that “zoom bombing” will be prevented and that it is much less prevalent these days.

Featured in Fox 11 News | July 6, 2020


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