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Coronavirus and Cyber Attacks: The Knock-On Effect

15 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way that many of us live and work. Our homes have now been turned into offices and classrooms, and we’re reliant on the internet more than ever before. With remote working fast becoming the new ‘norm’, cyber-criminal activity has also risen over the last few months.

According to Action Fraud, there was a 400% global increase in cyber attacks during the month of March. And with the recent announcement of the EasyJet cyber hack that has affected around nine million customers, it’s clear that these criminals are showing no signs of stopping.


Who is being targeted?

Cyber attacks are affecting all industries. Hackers from hostile states are even targeting science facilities and universities to steal research and data relating to COVID-19. And it’s not just organisations that are affected – individual internet users are likely to be targeted too. Here are some of the most common types of attacks affecting both organisations and individuals:

Large enterprises – Ransomware, Denial of Service (DoS) & data breaches

Small-to-medium businessesBusiness email compromise (BEC), Denial of Service (DoS) & malware

Individuals – Email phishing attacks, bank account hacks & infiltrated VPN networks


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How ICT Solutions can help

Over the course of the last few months, we’ve blocked various cyber attacks on businesses and individuals all over the country. 

To combat this increasing issue, we offer cyber security services such as:

  • anti-spam software
  • advanced firewalls
  • secure wifi
  • regular website backups
  • antivirus software (including the world-class AVG CloudCare)

Are you looking for a specific solution, or do you want to learn about our full range of services? Get in touch with ICT Solutions today. We can help keep you and your business safe, and make working from home as easy as possible.