Cybercrime Rising During Coronavirus Pandemic

Currently, the entire world is in a panic due to the fast-spreading coronavirus disease. On the same side, the cybercriminals are taking advantage of this situation to execute significant cyberattacks. Recent news stated how the president of the European Commission warned the public to take security measures in reply to the increased cybercrime due to the coronavirus outbreak. As per now, cybercriminals are mainly attacking the health organizations which are involved in battling against COVID-19. Most recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronavirus testing lab got struck by the cyberattack. WHO has reportedly seen attempted cyberattacks got doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. One of its recent allegedly attempted cyberattacks took place by a hacker group named as Darkhotel. Following the coronavirus pandemic, Cyble Research Unit (CRU) had already detected the ongoing coronavirus phishing attacks on 20 February 2020.

As most of the healthcare organizations still battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also facing major cybersecurity threats from malicious actors looking to take advantage of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with it, recently a UK-based medical facility that is in the process to test coronavirus vaccines, Hammersmith Medicines Research has been hit by a cyberattack from one of the ransomware groups that pledged not to target medical organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the motive to monitor these security data breaches and ransomware attacks, Cyble holds the largest data breach and darkweb monitoring search engine, which contains over 30 billion dark web records.

Cyble’s data breach and darkweb monitoring search engine info

Beenu Arora, CEO of Cyble and member of Forbes Technology Council, commented-“COVID-19 is not only a physical disease but also becoming a cyber disease for the entire world.”

About Cyble:

Cyble Inc.’s mission is to provide organizations with a real-time view of their supply chain cyber threats and risks. Their SaaS-based solution powered by machine learning and human analysis provides organizations’ insights to cyber threats introduced by suppliers and enables them to respond to them faster and more efficiently.

Cyble strives to be a reliable partner/facilitator to its clients allowing them with unprecedented security scoring of suppliers through cyber intelligence sourced from open and closed channels such as OSINT, the dark web and deep web monitoring and passive scanning of internet presence. Furthermore, the intelligence clubbed with machine learning capabilities fused with human analysis also allows clients to gain real-time cyber threat intel and help build better and stronger resilience to cyber breaches and hacks. Due to the nature of the collected data, the company also offer threat intelligence capabilities out-of-box to their subscribers.


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