NASA deals with the surge in phishing attacks

15.04.2020

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NASA has been dealing with malicious activities to protect its remote employees and the agency’s systems from hackers and cyber fraudsters.

The number of malware threats increased, whereas the need to block malicious websites and the amount of phishing “baits” appeared to be twice the usual.

The staffers were warned about every kind of coronavirus based scheming – scammers use the situation as a disguise and conduct their notorious email campaign.

Names, passwords and any other personal information became the subject of the pandemic exploiting by attackers.

Malware is being spread among NASA workers in order to obtain some sensitive details, the tools are the same – violators ask for donations, offer refunds, instructions, medical news and other sensational details on the healthcare situation.

The sudden and prompt shift to remote work has created a natural upswing in cyber attacks benefiting from the situation.

According to the cybersecurity company DivvyCloud, 49% of the survey respondents who use the third party cloud services for work said “their developers and engineers at times ignore or circumvent cloud security and compliance policies.”

This might compromise the security of corporate information while working remotely. The company also pays our attention to the fact that the ransomware attack issue escalated and reached $5 trillion in 2019 – that much it cost the companies to make the business recover, and the current time period poses even a bigger threat to security.