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Security Think Tank: Why and how cyber criminals exploit world events

April 6, 2020

Cyber criminals, APT actors and others who pose a threat to businesses and individuals are impacted and influenced by world events just like the rest of us. However, they will also use these events, as well as cultural events, to give them an advantage through exploiting our normal routine.

Many financial frauds, for example, take place on a Friday evening, particularly before a bank holiday Monday. This was typified where criminals had acquired banking details but needed to get the SMS codes sent by SMS to the account holder.

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