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The Threat of Cyber-Attacks in the Corona Pandemic

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What is a cyber-attack? A cyber-attack is an attack by cyber criminals on one or more computers or networks using one or more computers. Cyber-attacks can maliciously disable a computer, steal data, or use an infected computer as a starting point for other attacks. Cybercriminals use a variety of methods to launch cyber-attacks, including malware, phishing, ransomware, denial of service, and more. 

CYBER THREAT 

Cyber-attacks are the deliberate use of technology-dependent computer systems, businesses, and networks. Cyber-attacks use malicious code to change computer code, logic, or data, leading to destructive consequences, potentially compromising data, and leading to cybercrimes, such as information and identity theft. The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge challenge facing the security team. Remote work expands the attack surface and forces the security team to protect a larger area than before. 

During the pandemic, the complexity and number of cyber threats and data breaches increased. Compared to 2019, the number of violations in the first quarter increased by 273%. Cyber-attacks are very important in Gujarat Samachar. Roughly hundreds of US companies have again become victims of cyberattacks. In 2020, the total number of data breaches in the United States reached 1,001. There are more than 2,200 attacks per day, which is divided into almost 1 network attack every 39 seconds.

A widespread ransomware attack is affecting hundreds of companies. Cybercriminals demand $ 50,000 from the smallest company and $ 5 million from the largest company. The supply chain ransomware attack that occurred hours before the holiday weekend has affected more than 200 companies. No "valuable" data is compromised. However, all affected computers do not have valuable data or important information that could harm government operations. 

CYBER ATTACKS AFFECT GUJARAT GOVERNMENT NETWORKS

Around 120 PCs associated with the Gujarat government's IT network were hit by the ransomware WannaCry infection; however, no "significant" information was compromised. However, none of the influenced PC has any significant information or significant data that could unfavorably affect the public authority's working.

CYBERSECURITY TO MINIMISE CYBER ATTACKS

Network security is minimizing network attacks, network outages, computer viruses, hacker data, and other incidents that affect our lives in a way that can be problematic or life-threatening because of most governments and financial institutions, groups, military, companies, hospitals, and other companies. 

The well-known newspaper organization Divyabhaskar also described a long period of cyber-attacks. 

Therefore, as the number and complexity of cyber-technical attacks continue to increase, so does the need to protect confidential business and personal information and maintain national security. 

Cyber security tips for hackers

One of the most important cybersecurity techniques for mitigating ransomware is patching outdated software, including operating systems and applications. This helps eliminate critical vulnerabilities that hackers use to gain access to your device. Here are some quick start tips:

  • Enable automatic system updates for your device. 
  • Make sure your desktop web browser uses automatic security updates.
  • Keep your web browser plug-ins, such as Flash, Java, etc. 

Antivirus (AV) protection software has always been the most common solution to combat malicious attacks. Antivirus software prevents malware and other malicious viruses from entering your device and putting your data at risk. Using a firewall is also important to protect your data from malicious attacks. Firewalls help detect hackers, viruses, and other malicious activities that occur on the Internet and determine what traffic can enter your device. 

Remember to use strong passwords

Use password management tools to forget the crazy and complex combinations of capital letters, symbols, and numbers. Instead, choose content that is easier to use but is at least 8 characters long and has a maximum length of 64 characters. Do not use the same password twice.

The password must contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one number, and four symbols, but cannot contain the following &% # @ _. Choose something easy to remember and never leave a password request open or make it public for hackers to see. Reset your password when you forget it

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