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Second wave of Covid-19 cyber attacks locked in

August 5, 2020

A further increase in cyber attacks exploiting the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is highly likely in the near future, especially if there is substantial progress towards a vaccine, according to Interpol.

The organisation said that should a vaccine become available, it was highly probable that there will be a second spike in phishing attacks related to vaccines and other medical products, as well as network intrusion and other attacks to steal research data.

More widely, Interpol believes that vulnerabilities related to the increasingly lengthy period of remote working and the potential for increased financial benefit will see attacks targeting home workers become more frequent and more sophisticated.

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