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How Cybercriminals Are Exploiting the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 23, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic is a perfect storm for cybercrime and hacking activity, according to an article published in Law360, "How Cybercriminals Are Exploiting The Coronavirus Outbreak." Amid all the chaos, employees may be distracted, leading to increased vulnerability of systems. 

Businesses are also responding to the current climate by producing more content, says David Katz in the article. Combined with a lower-than-usual threshold for verifying content and senders, “Hackers are ... hiding among those communications and creating very sophisticated forms of messaging that appear legitimate.” 

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