Fragile by the coronavirus pandemic, our cybersecurity is vulnerable to viruses, this time it's computer
Internet traffic has increased lately.
Containment now forces virtually everyone to be constantly connected. Connect not only to learn about the state of progress of the disease, to connect to order food, to take news of his surroundings, to distract himself. But also connect to work. All this traffic makes hackers happy. They have never been happier than this period when people are increasingly at their mercy.
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he it's easy for anyone to click when they see, for example, this kind of phrase that is as common as a porn site: "Follow the Covid-19 pandemic live, country by country, by clicking Here. ». Since everyone wants to be informed of what is going on, the temptation will do the rest and many Internet users will not hesitate to click on the link which unfortunately will cause them a lot of trouble. Coronavirus is the bait ideal today. Despite the various awareness campaigns, hackers continue to make a splash. "The trick is not short story. Hackers rely on current events and play on fear to attempt to infect computers. In times of stress such as we're going through right now, it's all the easier," says Sergio Alves Domingues, the head of THE SCRT company, which is headquartered in Preverenges, a company that specializes in auditing and security computer science.
those different practices related to cybercrime may in some cases have been not detected the authorities, but all unfortunately. More than 160 sites internet have been recorded by the registration centre and analysis for information security, The Swiss Gendarme cybersecurity, the equivalent of Anssi in France. For Sergio Alves Domingues: "The risks range from computer infection to data theft by the famous ransomware, which obliges the victim to go to the cash register to regain access to his computer."
If before hacking to be managed as well as bad, but hardly anyway, in this context it is twice as difficult to look at things because telework is going to be the element that will boost the activities of cybercrime.Indeed, "The fact that a large number of people work from home obviously plays a role. In business, networks and the IT environment protect employees. At home, these security solutions are much less robust. Since telework was decided in a very short period of time, it is not certain that all IT solutions have been put in place. Large companies have procedures for this type of case, business continuity plans (ACPs) that provide steps to follow and actions to be taken to ensure that the business works smoothly in the event of a major disaster. , like fires.
But this is by far not the case everywhere. Sergio Alves Domingues explains. This view of the head of the cybersecurity company is shared by teacher Solange Ghernaouti, professor of computer security at the large school HEC who notes: "Apart from the large structures that have more or less prepared there, many are not trained in this kind of situation. The risks of data theft, cyberattacks (denial of service, ransomware) are real. Cyber criminals, on the other hand, are ready! Those who live off the fraudulent exploitation of data are on the lookout. The more targets there are, the more profitable it is. For hackers, it's the jackpot. The misfortune of some makes the happiness of others. »
The same advice is always required. Pay attention to all the links you click on on the internet.
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