Enterprises, companies and private internet users are the victims of hackers, all Internet users are highly exposed.
Although last year there was a record number of cases of data security breaches, this year there may be even more, because during social quarantine, remote work and lessons, when we spend more time on the Internet, the cyber risk is increasing. The only way to protect against cyber threats is to have a high level of awareness.
People spend much more time using electronic equipment. They use streaming services, listen to music, watch and download movies, or simply browse the content of various portals. Therefore, Internet users are exposed to all traditional threats that involve the use of computer networks and systems as such, as well as the intensified activities of criminals.
We use various types of entertainment sources more often, and more often we get to sites we didn’t know before. We reach for unverified sources of information and sites that have not been researched and are not secure. Very often, they are created only to phishing our personal data or to deliver malware.
Criminals use the latest social engineering and computer technologies in their activities. Phishing attacks taking advantage of the coronavirus-related situation are much more common, e.g. impersonating banks and organizations, both public and private, and attempts to extort funds and data from us. Even the use of seemingly harmless applications may carry the risk of phishing.
The only way to protect against threats from cyberspace is a high level of awareness of what is happening around us. This requires a very careful analysis of all the content we encounter on the internet, even on pages that we have trusted so far.