There is concern that cyber attacks such as hackers will increase due to the impact of the new coronavirus. This does not mean that the coronavirus directly affects the behavior of hackers or the Internet system. This is not to mean that, simply because the new corona virus will be used by people who have not used the Internet so far, or the number of systems vulnerable to external cyber attacks will increase.
As already known in the news, the new coronavirus encourages people who can work from home to work. In addition to work, there are also cases where, for example, students also offer online classes at home. If that happens, people who haven’t used the Internet much will use it at home. Moreover, as a higher risk, confidential information such as companies will be exchanged on the Internet. It may be another company that has already introduced telecommuting, but in the case of a company that hurriedly built the environment with the new coronavirus, there may be cases where security measures are not taken sufficiently. I will.
For a hacker, it might be just the point, or a lot of delicious prey suddenly spring up. It can be said that a lot of confidential information that you want to get out of your throat is suddenly exchanged under loose security, and it is strange that it is not attacked. Also, their purpose is not limited to confidential information. Some people just want to spread computer viruses and cause social confusion. Even for such persons, networks with weak security are suitable targets for attacks.
Unfortunately, there is no sure way to prevent this. Even before the new coronavirus, such attacks were repeatedly generated and suffered a great deal of damage to society as a whole, and it was tough to prevent damage when demand expanded all at once. The only thing that can be said is that it is important to take good security measures. Hackers do not choose the target of the attack as a dark cloud, they aim for more loose security and where it is easy to achieve a large attack result, so it is not useless to take any measures.