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Experts saw 100k+ daily brute-force attacks on RDP during COVID-19 lockdown

June 29, 2020

Security experts from ESET revealed that the number of daily brute-force attacks on Windows RDP has doubled during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The phenomenon is not surprising because during the COVID-19 lockdown employees were forced to work from home remote accessing company infrastructure.

Cybercrimianls are aware of this situation and are attempting to take advantage of the crisis, in April researchers from Kaspersky Lab reported a significant increase in the number of RDP brute-force attacks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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