Cybercriminals Gain a Hacking Edge on Government and Higher Ed

Governing: COVID-19 is fueling an uptick in ransomware attacks and giving cybercriminals an edge. According to Government Technology’s* cybersecurity reporter Lucas Ropek, a report from cybersecurity vendor Check Point Research shows that COVID-themed phishing attacks increased globally across all sectors between February and late April, jumping from 5,000 per week to over 200,000 per week. These attacks occurred in almost all sectors, including "governments, industry, healthcare, service providers, critical infrastructure and consumers."

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